By: Amelia Mills
Photo By: Alison Lee
Every year in the month of October, Trine University pays homage to the literary great, Edgar Allen Poe. In 2021, this tradition has reached its 10th anniversary.
At 7:00 o’clock students perform alongside Louann Holman and other actors, reciting Poe’s greatest works. These include, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “Annabelle Lee”, “The Bells”, “The Raven”, and many more. Among these performers, Kaityln Lee and Jayden Hyre showcased their theatre chops, through an almost ethereal production. Christopher Parker, a sophomore, took the stage tonight for the first time with his rendition of “Miss Louis Olivia Hunter” and “Eulalie”. All three delivered stunning recitals alongside many talented performers. A crackling fire, embers lit in the air, as gothic horrors unfold before the audience’s eyes. Holman alongside other macabre costumed story tellers, recite not only Poe’s work, but the classic Shakespearean beginning of “Macbeth”, known as “The Witches”.
As usual, Poe Night was outstanding. The audience was one of the biggest ever seen, applauding as each executant told their story. A highlight of the HAC department events, the show never disappoints.
“Poe Night” at Trine has become a staple for getting it’s students into the Halloween spirit and always showcases gorgeous yet grotesque pieces from one of the world’s most famous authors by some of Trine’s most talented performers.