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The Murders in the Rue Morgue

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An Edgar Allan Poe Short Story

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Adapted and directed by Michael Gotch

The Murders in the Rue Morgue is a frightening tale sure to give you the Halloween chills. Adapted from Poe’s classic thriller by REP company member Michael Gotch whose adaptation of Dracula last Halloween terrified and delighted listeners, this spine-tingling tale will have you on the edge of your seat.

The terrifying murders of a mother and daughter have shocked the city of Paris. There is no suspect, and the police are baffled. Witnesses report hearing the murderer, but give contradicting reports, and the victims’ bodies are so viciously brutalized that it seems only a supernatural strength could have done it.

Full of horror and all things grim, The Murders in the Rue Morgue is the perfect Halloween treat!

The Murders in the Rue Morgue will stream for FREE through Sunday, November 14th.​

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Adapted and directed by Michael Gotch

Sound Design by Eileen Smitheimer

Music Composition by Ryan Touhey


Kathleen Pirkl Tague*: Madame L'Espanaye, Isadora Muset

Elizabeth Heflin*: Camille L'Espanaye, Pauline Dubourg

Hassan El-Amin*: Edgar Allan Poe

Mic Matarrese*: August Dupin

Michael Gotch*: Newsman

Lee E. Ernst*: Detective, Alfonzo Garcia

Stephen Pelinski*: Sailor


Matthew G. Marholin*


Ryan P. McGinty: Audio Engineer

Joel Farley: Audio Engineer

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. REP company bios can be found HERE.

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The REP invites you to join the Saturday Symposium, Investigating The Murders in the Rue Morgue: Perspectives on Poe and the Play

Presented by the College of Arts & Sciences, this program will explore various aspects of the REP's production of Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue - from literary aspects, to myths and legends about Poe's local history, to how a piece of fiction makes its way to a spine-tingling audio presentation.

  • October 30, 2021
  • 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom
  • FREE and Open to the Public


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REP productions are supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.  The Division promotes Delaware arts events on

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