“A voice that mesmerizes…” —NY Daily News
In this award-winning tribute to the Masters of the Macabre, Kane draws from the works of Poe, Dickens, and Bierce, taking delighted audiences on a roller-coaster ride of spine-tingling thrills and laughter. In this theatrical tour-de-force, classic tales are performed as solo theatre vignettes. In between, the house lights come up and Kane banters with the audience with the charm and style of an old vaudevillian.
“A compelling performance—thrillingly intense one minute, hilariously funny the next. The audience loved him.” —Adele Adkins, Maine Center for the Arts
Innovative promotional opportunities (e.g., a blood drive) and eye-catching graphics make promoting this show a pleasure for presenters.
Be sure to ask about our study guides and the all-Poe version of the show, Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Terror.
A 50-minute version plus Q&A is also available for student matinees, which are often the foundation for Kane’s dynamic residencies.
“I have found it difficult over my twenty-plus years of presenting, to find opportunities that are both engaging and rewarding for junior high/middle school students, and this program did the trick. They were engaged both with the work and with you as a performer, and the blending of those two elements held the rapt attention of a challenging age-range of audience members. I would not hesitate to enthusiastically recommend this program.” —Joseph A. Ferlo, Grand Opera House, WI
“If you have forgotten how good it can be to listen to a real storyteller and be swept up in a story, . . . you need to listen to Joshua Kane, a man whose voice is an instrument of delightful terror.” —Neil Gaiman