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Experience Edgar Allen Poe at His Finest

The Masque of the Red Death is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe that follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a dangerous plague, known as the Red Death, by hiding in his abbey. He hosts a masquerade ball within seven rooms of the abbey, each decorated with a different color. In the midst of their revelry, a mysterious figure disguised as a Red Death victim enters and makes his way through each of the rooms.

What happens when this unwelcome guest begins to disturb the festivities? Come wonder through the castle to find out!

Engage in the active narrative of the story as it unfolds in each room. A combination of narration, acting, and dance, you're invited to enjoy this innovative dance performance. Audience members will encounter a new piece of the haunting story as it unfolds in each of six rooms.

The revolving shows will be held on October 22nd, 2016 at 5:00pm, 6:00pm, and 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 each (plus applicable fees) and must be purchased in advance. Don’t delay, these shows sell out every year! To reserve a spot, visit

If you feel like escaping The Royale at City Place Apartments in Overland Park, Kansas for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, October 22, 2016—5:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Castle Tea Room
1307 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044

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