The Tell-Tale Farce by Don Zolidis
The Greeley Garage Sale Theatre welcomes back Staci York to direct our Winter 2024 show foloowing her grad success with her GGST directing debut last summer with The Brothers' Grimm Spectaculathon. Staci is completing her first summer-winter season with another delightful script from author Don Zolidis.
It's 1848, and Edgar Allan Poe is just coming off the spectacular success of "The Raven." Unfortunately, it's only earned him a grand total of nine dollars. So when a wealthy dowager commissions him to write her a poem for the vast sum of one hundred dollars, he leaps at the chance. Only problem: the man who shows up to write the poem isn't Poe, he's Poe's mailman, and he's on a quest to woo the dowager's spinster niece. Playing Poe is harder than it looks, though, especially when your mustache keeps falling off, the teenage grand-daughter of the house is lusting after you, and Poe's arch-nemesis, Rufus Griswold, just happens to be dropping by to settle old scores. A freewheeling, door-slamming farce with a touch of the macabre.