The Thaumaturgy Department

(It's dramaturgy, not thaumaturgy.)

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CENTERSTAGE
Baltimore
Maryland
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thaumaturg
Main Entry: thau·ma·turg
Pronunciation: \ˈthȯ-mə-ˌtərj\
Function: noun
Etymology: French, from New Latin thaumaturgus, from Greek thaumatourgos working miracles, from thaumat-, thauma miracle + ergon work — more at Theater, Work

2014-2015 Season:
Amadeus
Next to Normal
It's A Wonderful Life
One Night in Miami
Herzog Rep
After the Revolution
4000 Miles
Marley
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The official blog of the Dramaturgy Department at Baltimore's CENTERSTAGE. For posts related to our current and upcoming shows, click the links to the right. Alternatively, you could begin at the beginning, and explore our posts in chronological order.

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pretty much speaks for its Poe-self.

pretty much speaks for its Poe-self.

(Source: restlesslochness, via agilemindsfragilehearts)



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gyres of gestation, ripples of relation, echoes of effect. fascinating - but my my that is a lot of dudes to fairly few broads…. really. guys?

gyres of gestation, ripples of relation, echoes of effect. fascinating - but my my that is a lot of dudes to fairly few broads…. really. guys?

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masters-littleone:

Vincent Price doing a reading of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.

I love this ever so much.

Price + Poe = Priceless

#CSPoe

(Source: theinkstainedlittleone, via egl350poe)



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Another Pub Lab… Get Your Poe On!

Here comes another one, all Poe and just in time for Halloween.

Pub Lab: Single Carrot Theatre’s The Poe Project

Sunday, November 4th, 7pm, Liam Flynn’s Ale House 22 W. North Ave

Single Carrot Theatre’s The Poe Project is an interactive new work derived from the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. This is a unique performance opportunity for the audience to interact with artists and each other, while exploring the reaches of Poe’s indelible poetry and prose.

#publab



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A batty bit of “POE”etry for a spooky holiday

From haunt of man, from day’s obtrusive glare,
Thou shroud’st thee in the ruin’s ivied tower,
Or in some shadowy glen’s romantic bower,
Where wizard forms their mystic charms prepare,
Where horror lurks, and ever-boding care!
But, at the sweet and silent evening hour,
When closed in sleep is every languid flower,
Thou lov’st to sport upon the twilight air,
Mocking the eye, that would thy course pursue,
In many a wanton-round, elastic, gay,
Thou flitt’st athwart the pensive wanderer’s way,
As his lone footsteps print the mountain-dew.
From Indian isles thou com’st, with summer’s car,
Twilight thy love—thy guide her beaming star!
“To the Bat” by Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823)

in honor of current production of #CSPoe



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fuckyeahtattoos:

the-starlight-hotel:

edgar allan poe by ondrash

Holy. 


#CSPoe#CSPoetograph

fuckyeahtattoos:

the-starlight-hotel:

edgar allan poe by ondrash

Holy. 

#CSPoe
#CSPoetograph

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Tags | poe | POE | Edgar Allan Poe | tatoo

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poe-does-stuff:

Spare change

poe-does-stuff:

Spare change



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“Poe’s verses illustrate an intense faculty for technical and abstract beauty, with the rhyming art to excess, an incorrigible propensity toward nocturnal themes, a demoniac undertone behind every page—and, by final judgment, probably belong among the electric lights of imaginative literature, brilliant and dazzling, but with no heat.”

“Poe’s verses illustrate an intense faculty for technical and abstract beauty, with the rhyming art to excess, an incorrigible propensity toward nocturnal themes, a demoniac undertone behind every page—and, by final judgment, probably belong among the electric lights of imaginative literature, brilliant and dazzling, but with no heat.”



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‘For a long while, and until lately, I had a distaste for Poe’s writings. I wanted, and still want for poetry, the clear sun shining, and fresh air blowing—the strength and power of health, not of delirium, even amid the stormiest passions—with always the background of the eternal moralities. Non-complying with these requirements, Poe’s genius has yet conquer’d a special recognition for itself, and I too have come to fully admit it, and appreciate it and him.

“‘In a dream I once had, I saw a vessel on the sea, at midnight, in a storm. It was no great full-rigg’d ship, nor majestic steamer, steering firmly through the gale, but seem’d one of those superb little schooner yachts I had often seen lying anchor’d, rocking so jauntily, in the waters around New York, or up Long Island sound—now flying uncontroll’d with torn sails and broken spars through the wild sleet and winds and waves of the night. On the deck was a slender, slight, beautiful figure, a dim man, apparently enjoying all the terror, the murk, and the dislocation of which he was the centre and the victim. That figure of my lurid dream might stand for Edgar Poe, his spirit, his fortunes, and his poems—themselves all lurid dreams.’”
Walt Whitman on Edgar Allan Poe


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greggorysshocktheater:

Vinnie by Darrel Bevan

greggorysshocktheater:

Vinnie by Darrel Bevan

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beer goggles at twilight

here are the drinking rules for mon 7p free live/participatory TWILIGHT ZONE pub lab:
1.Drink whenever a character screams or howls.
2.Drink when you sing the Twilight Zone theme song.
3.Finish your drink if evil prevails.
Serling Special (Expert Drinkers Only): Drink every time there’s a close up.
word is they have an amazing pumpkin beer…
7pm Mon 10/15, liam’s 22 w north ave



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Return of the Living Pub Lab

you may recall our McDonagh pub labs last spring? well, the concept is back and bigger than ever. this coming monday, it’s coming to life on north ave in balto! come and join us, jump in or just drink along.

The Twilight Zone: It’s Alive!
October 15th, 7pm
Liam Flynn’s Alehouse, 22 W. North Ave, Baltimore
CENTERSTAGE explores the strange, creepy, and culturally pervasive world of The Twilight Zone through live readings of touchstone episodes. Join us, and join in: read a role, add sound effects, or follow along with our special Twilight Zone drinking game. You won’t want to miss this surreal, silly, surprising night of stories from the sixth dimension. 100% free theater (bar tab is on you though).



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Open a door to another dimension…

The Twilight Zone: It’s Alive!

Pub Lab is back: October 15, 7pm. Liam Flynn’s Ale House.

In conjunction with our current productions of Enemy of the People and …Poe, CENTERSTAGE explores the strange, creepy, and culturally pervasive world of The Twilight Zone through live readings of touchstone episodes. Join us, and join in: read a role, add sound effects, or follow along with our special Twilight Zone drinking game. You won’t want to miss this surreal, silly, surprising night of stories from the sixth dimension.



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