“Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven
What in classic literature says Halloween better than Edgar Allan Poe? Edgar Allan will be coming to life this week in 5 shows at various library branches around Fresno! These free 1 hour (approximately) shows are being brought in a partnership between the Fresno County Friends of the Library and the branch Friends of the Library along with CenterStage and KMPH 26.
Duffy Hudson will be the talent bringing Poe to life in his one man show called The Shadow of the Raven show. He is an accomplished actor, director, and writer in New York. Hudson has directed over 300 theatrical pieces, including, workshop productions with Brooke Shields, the The Three Sisters with Jessica Lange, Don Johnson and Tatum O’Neal, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf with Marlo Thomas. Hudson developed this one man show from his deep love of Poe that his father nurtured in him as a child.
I admit that I may be biased because I am on the board of Friends of the Library but… I think these are going to be some phenomenal shows! I am trying to figure out which showing my family is going to be attending. The shows should be about an hour and will be in the various branch libraries, except for the Clovis show. The Clovis performance will be at Clovis Centennial Plaza. At that performance alone there will also be some snacks for sale along with face painting to help raise funds for the new Clovis branch. That performance will be an outdoor event so bring a lawn chair!
Wednesday, October 21st at 6:30pm at Reedley Library
Thursday, October 22nd at 6:30pm at Gillis Library
Friday, October 23rd at 6:30pm at Clovis Centennial Plaza for the Clovis Branch Library
Saturday, October 24th at 11am at Sanger Library
Saturday, October 24th at 3pm at Sunnyside Library
Which performance will you be at? You can get more details over on Friends of the Library’s Facebook Page!