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Spirits of both the paranormal and beverage varieties will once again haunt the Duncan LittleCreek Gallery with Ghost Light Productions’ annual Poe & Pints! Frank L. Sawyer brings you the Fall event not to miss! Frank first conceived of the project in 2014. Said Sawyer, “I wanted to create an unique event for the community. I have always been a Poe fan, so the idea of combining craft beers with Poe’s work, sounded right.” Working with DLC Managing Partner Jennifer Anderson, and local artists John Wright, Derek Burwell, and Erika Patrick, the team fleshed the project out. It’s just not October without what the Elko Daily Free Press called, “an evening of refreshingly original entertainment." We look forward to having you as our guest!


We want you as our guest:

A murderous housewife, ravens, inter-dimensional horrors, teeth- just what is happening at DLC in October? Why, Poe & Pints is happening, of course!

Winners of the 2017 and 2018 Elko Daily Free Press Readers’ Choice Bronze Award for “Best Annual Event”, Poe & Pints returns as the “don’t miss” event of the Fall and this year, with a second weekend!

Duncan LittleCreek Gallery and Ghost Light Productions host six evenings of craft beer tasting and performances of dramatized works of Edgar Allan Poe and other authors October 3-5, and 10-12 beginning at 7 PM at DLC. Tickets for the wildly popular event go on sale August 26 and are just $35 per person and include four tasting flights, background on the beverage selections presented by DLC Manager and beer expert Nick Heguy, customized pint glass, and soda for our non-alcohol drinking guests. Tickets will be available at the Elko Chamber of Commerce or by calling (775) 934-3721. Cash and checks will be accepted. Seating is limited for what the Free Press called, “an evening of refreshingly original entertainment."

Sponsors to-date for Poe & Pints include the Elko Chamber of Commerce, Dr. David Hogle and Janice King, Ms. Beth Lesher and Elko County Cleaners, Trevor and Wendy Lloyd, Dr. and Mrs. Scott A. Gavorsky, Lynne Owens, Matthew Lipparelli OD, Katie Minter and Stick With Us Amusements LLC, County Commissioner Delmo Andreozzi and Century 21 Gold West Realty, Madison Arbillaga and Arbillaga Catering, Stuart Hobbs, and the Christian Center of Elko, among others.

Let the melancholy and long since departed Edgar Allan Poe welcome you into his parlor. Literary selections for this year include The Tell-Tale Heart, A Dream Within a Dream, and the classic The Raven among others. This year we also feature two guest authors. We will present H.P. Lovecraft’s From Beyond and local playwright Josh Webster’s Care of a Murder. Funds raised during Poe & Pints help support GLP’s commitment to youth and adult theater programming, instruction, education, and events.

Boston-born in 1809, Edgar Allan Poe may have been the nation’s first famous writer and poet. Poe wrote eerie, grim, and cryptic tales exemplified in his 1839 short story The Fall of the House of Usher, the 1843 short story The Tell-Tale Heart, and his immediately successful 1845 poem, The Raven. Poe was one of the earliest authors of the short story, considered the inventor of detective fiction, and served as an important contributor to the new genres of horror and science fiction. Poe’s death, at the age of 40, in Baltimore on October 7, 1849, is stoked with mystery. He vanished on his way home and was later discovered in a delusional state, muttering nonsense, and wearing clothing that was most likely not his own. Poe continues to influence literature and pop-culture around the world even today.

Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1890, where he spent most of his life. Among his most celebrated tales is The Call of Cthulhu, canonical to the Cthulhu Mythos. Never able to support himself from earnings as author and editor, Lovecraft saw commercial success increasingly elude him. He died at the age of 46.

Josh Webster writes short fiction, plays and a poorly self-illustrated webcomic. He recently celebrated the world premiere of his first full-length play, Incredible Stories and Other Back Issues, with the Great Basin College Theatre Department this past June. He also teaches creative writing, composition, literature, and a variety of other courses under the heading of English at Great Basin College in Pahrump.

Directing Poe & Pints is local arts advocate and community volunteer Frank L. Sawyer. Frank first conceived of the project in 2014. Said Sawyer, “I have always been a Poe fan so I wanted to create an unique event for the community.” Working with DLC Managing Partner Jennifer Anderson, John Wright, Derek Burwell, and Erika Patrick, the team developed the details of the project. Frank has directed such shows as Incredible Stories and Other Back Issues, The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery, Bard in the Yard, Poe & Pints, Glengarry Glen Ross, Much Ado About Nothing, Lysistrata, The War of the Worlds, The Zoo Story, Talk Radio, and Bringing it All Back Home among others. Joining the director in the production are local artists Derek Burwell, Caleb Tapia, Rebecca Stanton, Scott Glennon, Tan Li, Christopher Langer, Erika Patrick, Kristopher Pooley, Kelsey Rogers, Katie Ashley, Sarah Walls, Joshua Webster, Jennifer Anderson, Emily Anderson, Donald Jones, Becky Vorwaller, Wendy G. Lloyd, John Wells, John Wright, Rachael Sandoval, and JoAnna Sidwell among others.

Located at 516 Commercial Street in Elko, Duncan LittleCreek Gallery and Bar is Elko’s premiere art center featuring paintings, jewelry, sculptures, and more. DLC offers a comfortable, smoke-free atmosphere with an extensive list of wine, craft beer, specialty martinis, and cocktails made with the freshest ingredients. DLC has consistently received awards including the Mayor’s Arts award for Arts Organization, the Elko Daily Free Press Readers’ Choice Awards for Live Entertainment, Bar, and Wine Selection, among others. The Gallery is a favorite destination for locals and area visitors alike. It is a great place to see live music, plays, artist receptions, book parties, weddings, and other occasions. Call (775) 738-3426 for more information or visit their Facebook page for upcoming events.

Ghost Light Productions is a non-profit theatre company located in Elko, Nevada. We strive to create opportunities and experiences in the performing arts in rural Nevada. We believe that performance art is an essential part of the human experience and a great outlet for creativity and expression. Recent projects include The Shape of Things, Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark, Welcome to Rex’s, What's In The Attic Art Auction, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, The Birdcage, The Odd Couple, The Rocky Horror Picture Floor Show, Superhero Scavenger Hunt, and From Page to Stage: A Series of One-Acts. Check out our website for updates and details at www.ghostlightproductionsnevada.com!

For information on how you can attend Poe & Pints or how to become a Tasting Flight Sponsor, please contact the director at (775) 934-3721 or by e-mail at flsawyer@designlunacy.com. Additional information can be found at www.ghostlightproductionsnevada.com. #ghostlightproductions #findingpoe #theatrelife #poeandpints

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For more information on how to attend Poe & Pints or how to become a sponsor, call Co-Director/Project Manager Frank L. Sawyer at (775) 934-3721 e-mail him at flsawyer@designlunacy.com or information@poeandpints.org. More information can be found at www.poeandpints.org or www.ghostlightproductionsnevada.com.

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