This is the only weekend when you can see the Halloween play from First Stage Theatre, Poe’s Midnight Dreary, which is being presented at Huntington Middle School.
The show is all about the macabre stories by author Edgar Allan Poe and includes some of his greatest works - and how he met his end.
We’ve been sharing interviews with the cast, and up next is the talented Shawn Hodge:
Q: What is the play Poe's Midnight Dreary about?
Shawn: A poet named Edgar Allen Poe who has a soft spot in his heart but is very depressed.
Q: Tell us about the parts you play.
Shawn: I play a guy named Reginald who is very rich and doesn't care about anything. I also play a corpse.
Q: Why did you want to be part of this play?
Shawn: Because I really like being part of the acting industry.
Q: Do you have a favorite scene in the play?
Shawn: When I start playing charades as a corpse.
Q: What shows have you done before?
Shawn: Without Strings and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Q: If a kid reading this was thinking about trying out for a play, what would you tell them?
Shawn: It's a great way to make new friends and express yourself through acting. If you don't get a part the first time don't give up because there's always next time.
Q: Why would you recommend Poe's Midnight Dreary?
Shawn: Because it has a lot of great poems and all the actors collaborate together to make the show even better.
Q: Thanks, Shawn!
Poe’s Midnight Dreary - First Stage Theatre Company presents the play based on Edgar Allen Poe’s most famous works, told through the characters as they visit Poe on his deathbed. It will be presented on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 22 at 2:30 p.m. at the Huntington Middle School auditorium at 935 3rd Street. Tickets at $8 for adults and $6 for children age 12 and under and senior citizens.