Edgar Allan Poe

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Reviews: 6

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Reviews: 9

The Master of the Macabre, ‘Edgar Allan Poe,’ returns this Fall for tales of mystery and truth!

Come celebrate All Hallows’ Eve at Force of Nature with an evening of tales and mystery from the Master of the Macabre himself, Edgar Allan Poe.

Poe returns to us from the beyond to recollect some of his chilling stories and share some secrets behind the work he left behind and has haunted us for over a century long after his tragic death.

Featuring Duffy Hudson as Edgar Allan Poe

SUNDAYS @ 8PM

SEPTEMBER 22
SEPTEMBER 29
OCTOBER 6

OCTOBER 13

Tickets: $20

www.fonprods.tix.com

Actors Workout Studio
4735 Lankershim Blvd
N. Hollywood, CA 91602

Official Website: https://www.fonproductions.com/edgar-allan-poe-2019.html

Use discount code LEMON and get 25% off regular priced tickets

Reviews

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I try to find a few unusual things to do to celebrate Halloween this season. I am so glad I chose this performance of Edgar Allen Poe this year. Duffy Hudson created a really unique and powerful performance. I loved watching him get into character, tell the story of what drew him to Poe, and his discussion of "voluntary suspension of disbelief". It all made me so much more present in what was happening and appreciate even more what I was about to see. I hadn't read Poe in a long time, and hearing his readings was magic. I was fascinated with Poe all over again. Even more so with the personal accounts that Poe shared, which made the stories and poems both horrifying and heartbreaking at the same time. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and the folks at FON Productions were so warm and welcoming. It was a brilliant and intimate show. Very well done!

sweet - Charlene Jewell


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What I enjoyed most about watching Edgar Allan Poe was meeting Duffy before he turns to Edgar onstage. There was something fresh about meeting the actor before his transformation into the greatest storyteller that ever was. A solid performance that deserves an encore... Here’s an interview Duffy Hudson did for Italo’s Blog Talk Radio

sweet - Victor Sotomayor


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Duffy Hudson commands the stage as master of the macabre Edgar Allan Poe in this one-man-show at the Actors Workout Studio in North Hollywood.

sweet - Jessica Peralta - Halloween Every Night - ...read full review


Mike Reyes - Mike Check

Force of Nature Productions invites you for an evening filled with masterful acting and a dramatic reintroduction to an author you only thought you knew helmed by Duffy Hudson.

sweet - Mike Reyes - Mike Check - ...read full review


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I took my daughter to the show because of her love of all things literary, we both were inspired and awe-struck by the captivating performance of Duffy Hudson. We highly recommend this performance to anyone who appreciates Edgar Allen Poe. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed this performance and would gladly see it again!

sweet - Joseph


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A mesmerizing journey into the psyche of master of the American gothic. A wonderful beginning to the spooky season.

sweet - Lisa Greer


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Magnificent Performance by Duffy Hudson. I’ve seen his show numerous times and each time find myself totally lost in the story and web of the character. Reality melts away and you really believe Edgar Allan Poe is standing there in front of you. And each time I have a renewed since of awe for his works.

sweet - Jeanette Lutton


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I never knew a one man show could be so captivating, dramatic, and colorful! Duffy Hudson becomes Edgar Allen Poe on stage and recited some of his greatest works with so much emotion it fills the room!

sweet - Jessica


Shari Barrett

So fascinating was Hudson's delivery of not only the words but the all-encompassing emotions expressed that I found myself getting lost in the spirit of wonder and imagination Poe's words bring to my soul. And even though he has performed the show thousands of times, I truly believe each time he shares them with an audience is just as exciting for him as the first time he heard his father read it to him.

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


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Usually part of the Actor’s mantra is to never break the fourth wall unless the script or the director calls for some mugging for the audience. But in a courageous twist Duffy Hudson weaves the story of his childhood into the prelude of this one man show as the actor self-transforms into the living legend Edgar Allen Poe. Now a living stage presence, Poe begins reciting his own story-his loves and heartbreaks and the works by which the author attempted to exorcise his demons. And we are slowly transformed from spectators into his confessors—finally sharing in a devastating recital of “The Raven” that left this audience stunned yet on it’s feet. You do NOT want to miss this experience. I will be seeing it again.

sweet - Tom Jones


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It was a powerful show, and lightning fast: Barely an hour long, with a ripping pace and tons of energy...Hudson's hard work and strong talent were acknowledged at the very end of the performance.

sweet - Richard Becker - Creepy LA - ...read full review


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Edgar Allan Poe is an engaging one-man show from actor Duffy Hudson, filled with horror, tragedy, and morbid romanticism, expressed through autobiographical details and readings of “The Tell Tale Heart,” “Annabelle Lee,” and “The Raven”.

sweet - Steve Biodrowski - Hollywood Gothique - ...read full review


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As a fan of Edgar Allen Poe from a very young age, I was delighted to see three of his most famous works come to life through the exquisitely expressive Duffy Hudson. Hudson expertly balances his own connection to the works of Poe in a fun out-of-character introduction, Poe's brief telling of his life story, and Poe's recreation of his works. Hudson creates a version of Poe that is both entertaining and melancholy, much like the characters Poe created. With a sparse set only used for the introduction, attention is appropriately focused on the perfect showman; Hudson breathes life into the famous author's tales and leaves the audience wanting more.

sweet - Lacey Pawlowicz - Haunting.net - ...read full review


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Excellent one-man show! Unique and innovative. I enjoyed how the actor got into character in front of the audience. I stayed captivated throughout the play, a tough feat for a single actor with no one else to interact with. And a great tribute to Poe!

sweet - Tracy Lambert


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A mesmerizing one-man performance by Mr. Duffy Hudson as Edgar Allan Poe. A great tribute to the master himself. Kudos Force of Nature Productions; great stuff.

sweet - Maurice Myers


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Duffy Hudson commands the stage as master of the macabre Edgar Allan Poe in this one-man-show at the Actors Workout Studio in North Hollywood.

sweet - Jessica Peralta - Halloween Every Night - ...read full review


Mike Reyes - Mike Check

Force of Nature Productions invites you for an evening filled with masterful acting and a dramatic reintroduction to an author you only thought you knew helmed by Duffy Hudson.

sweet - Mike Reyes - Mike Check - ...read full review


Shari Barrett

So fascinating was Hudson's delivery of not only the words but the all-encompassing emotions expressed that I found myself getting lost in the spirit of wonder and imagination Poe's words bring to my soul. And even though he has performed the show thousands of times, I truly believe each time he shares them with an audience is just as exciting for him as the first time he heard his father read it to him.

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


Avatar

It was a powerful show, and lightning fast: Barely an hour long, with a ripping pace and tons of energy...Hudson's hard work and strong talent were acknowledged at the very end of the performance.

sweet - Richard Becker - Creepy LA - ...read full review


Avatar

Edgar Allan Poe is an engaging one-man show from actor Duffy Hudson, filled with horror, tragedy, and morbid romanticism, expressed through autobiographical details and readings of “The Tell Tale Heart,” “Annabelle Lee,” and “The Raven”.

sweet - Steve Biodrowski - Hollywood Gothique - ...read full review


Avatar

As a fan of Edgar Allen Poe from a very young age, I was delighted to see three of his most famous works come to life through the exquisitely expressive Duffy Hudson. Hudson expertly balances his own connection to the works of Poe in a fun out-of-character introduction, Poe's brief telling of his life story, and Poe's recreation of his works. Hudson creates a version of Poe that is both entertaining and melancholy, much like the characters Poe created. With a sparse set only used for the introduction, attention is appropriately focused on the perfect showman; Hudson breathes life into the famous author's tales and leaves the audience wanting more.

sweet - Lacey Pawlowicz - Haunting.net - ...read full review


Avatar

I try to find a few unusual things to do to celebrate Halloween this season. I am so glad I chose this performance of Edgar Allen Poe this year. Duffy Hudson created a really unique and powerful performance. I loved watching him get into character, tell the story of what drew him to Poe, and his discussion of "voluntary suspension of disbelief". It all made me so much more present in what was happening and appreciate even more what I was about to see. I hadn't read Poe in a long time, and hearing his readings was magic. I was fascinated with Poe all over again. Even more so with the personal accounts that Poe shared, which made the stories and poems both horrifying and heartbreaking at the same time. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and the folks at FON Productions were so warm and welcoming. It was a brilliant and intimate show. Very well done!

sweet - Charlene Jewell


Avatar

What I enjoyed most about watching Edgar Allan Poe was meeting Duffy before he turns to Edgar onstage. There was something fresh about meeting the actor before his transformation into the greatest storyteller that ever was. A solid performance that deserves an encore... Here’s an interview Duffy Hudson did for Italo’s Blog Talk Radio

sweet - Victor Sotomayor


Avatar

I took my daughter to the show because of her love of all things literary, we both were inspired and awe-struck by the captivating performance of Duffy Hudson. We highly recommend this performance to anyone who appreciates Edgar Allen Poe. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed this performance and would gladly see it again!

sweet - Joseph


Avatar

A mesmerizing journey into the psyche of master of the American gothic. A wonderful beginning to the spooky season.

sweet - Lisa Greer


Avatar

Magnificent Performance by Duffy Hudson. I’ve seen his show numerous times and each time find myself totally lost in the story and web of the character. Reality melts away and you really believe Edgar Allan Poe is standing there in front of you. And each time I have a renewed since of awe for his works.

sweet - Jeanette Lutton


Avatar

I never knew a one man show could be so captivating, dramatic, and colorful! Duffy Hudson becomes Edgar Allen Poe on stage and recited some of his greatest works with so much emotion it fills the room!

sweet - Jessica


Avatar

Usually part of the Actor’s mantra is to never break the fourth wall unless the script or the director calls for some mugging for the audience. But in a courageous twist Duffy Hudson weaves the story of his childhood into the prelude of this one man show as the actor self-transforms into the living legend Edgar Allen Poe. Now a living stage presence, Poe begins reciting his own story-his loves and heartbreaks and the works by which the author attempted to exorcise his demons. And we are slowly transformed from spectators into his confessors—finally sharing in a devastating recital of “The Raven” that left this audience stunned yet on it’s feet. You do NOT want to miss this experience. I will be seeing it again.

sweet - Tom Jones


Avatar

Excellent one-man show! Unique and innovative. I enjoyed how the actor got into character in front of the audience. I stayed captivated throughout the play, a tough feat for a single actor with no one else to interact with. And a great tribute to Poe!

sweet - Tracy Lambert


Avatar

A mesmerizing one-man performance by Mr. Duffy Hudson as Edgar Allan Poe. A great tribute to the master himself. Kudos Force of Nature Productions; great stuff.

sweet - Maurice Myers