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August 15, 2016

Edgar Allan Poe's tales will come to life in the graveyard

Laurel Hill Cemetery is hosting a 'Poe Picnic'

On Sept. 1, Laurel Hill Cemetery will host "Poe Picnic: Entombed Alive." 

During the evening event, members of The Mechanical Theater will bring Edgar Allan Poe's dark tales to life amongst the tombs and gravestones. His stories feature subjects such as being buried alive, torture chambers, mummies and murder.

Attendees should bring their own lounge chairs or blankets, along with a picnic and beverages for the theater show.

After the spooky performance, guests will be invited on a walking tour through the cemetery to discuss Poe's literature, friends and enemies. 

Tickets are $20 per person ($17 for Laurel Hill members). If the weather doesn't cooperate, the rain date is scheduled for Sept. 8.

"Poe Picnic: Entombed Alive"

Thursday, Sept. 1
7 p.m. | $20 per person
Laurel Hill Cemetery 
3822 Ridge Ave.
(215) 228-8200