September 7 - October 1 | Times & Locations Vary

Edgar Allen Poe, the master of the macabre, vividly comes to life in The Archive Theater’s new adaptation of his poetry and stories. ​Imagine spending an evening in Poe's Victorian parlor as he recounts some of his most famous stories to you. Then imagine these stories taking on their own life before your eyes. In this world-premiere production, playwrights Jennifer Roe Davis, Adriana Fontánez, and playwright/director Chris Fontanes bring you into Poe’s world of gothic terror with your favorite poems and stories like The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Masque of the Red Death, and more. Something spooky this way comes! ​

For the first two weekends, The Archive Theater will turn the hundred-year-old haunted Wessels dance hall at Pioneer Farms into Edgar Allen Poe's parlor and library complete with games, live music, and delicious themed refreshments. The last two weekends of the show will be at the Wells Branch Community Center which is equally lovely though less haunted. Recommended for ages 12 and up due to violence and mature themes.

Come early and enjoy the Tavern atmosphere. Doors will open 1 hour before the show. You can even wear your favorite Gothic or Victorian outfit and be a part of the fun. Visit our Goblin Market to find the coolest gothic jewelry, gifts, and art, all of whose proceeds go to support our actors and artists.

September 7-17 at Jourdan Bachman Pioneer Farms

September 21-October 1 at Wells Branch Community Center

Special Dates:​

Low Priced Preview - Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, at 8 PM

Opening Night/Press Night Party - Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, at 8 PM

Free Show for Wells Branch - Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023


Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: $15.00 - $35.00

Presenter Details

  • Name: The Archive Theater Company
  • What was the first book that made you fall in love with reading? What were the stories in your youth that you read over and over again because you couldn’t get enough? Imagine a place where stories come to life in a way that recaptures those feelings.  The Archive Theater is that place. We take beloved stories and turn them into visually rich theater productions full of imagination and wonder. We combine powerful storytelling, gorgeous costumes, historical detail, and live music to give our patrons a taste of living in another time, or another world.

    ​The Archive Theater’s mission is to breathe new life into Classical Theater and Literature of the 16th through the 20th centuries. We create new translations and adaptations of beloved stories to make them more accessible to contemporary audiences. We develop exquisitely detailed, extensively researched, and historically informed productions that provide visual context and understanding for the stories we tell to our audience in Austin, Texas.  

Venue Details

  • Address: 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr
  • City: Austin
  • State: TX
  • Zip: 78754