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Poe Speakeasy coming to Queen Mary

The Pale Blue Eye, inspired by “The Tell-Tale Heart”

Currently touring the country, the Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy will be stepping aboard the Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach for a weekend of moody mixology, featuring poetic pairings of chilling tales and chilled cocktails inspired by the famous author. The 90-minute experience features live performances based on four of Poe’s works, “reimagined by Poe Historians”: “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” The Masque of the Red Death,” and “The Black Cat.” Each tale will be accompanied by a themed drink: The Pale Blue Eye, The Nevermore, Cocktail of Red Death, and Edgar’s Twisted Brandy Milk Punch.

Set within the Queen’s Salon, near the stern of the former cruise ship, the Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy runs for three days starting on May 30, with performances at 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm each night and additional matinee performances at noon, 2pm, and 4pm on Saturday, June 1.

Tickets are $55. Customers must be 21 and over (ID required). Cocktail attire is recommended. Food is not available as part of the experience, but if you arrive early you may be able to grab a bite somewhere else aboard the Queen Mary. The address is 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach. For more information visit: edgarallanpoebar.com.

UpdateThe Edgar Allen Poe Speakeasy will be returning to the Southland at the end of June, running for three nights in Palm Springs on the 27th, 28th, and 29th.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.