Twin City Theatre Company
The Fall of the House of Usher
Adapted by Steven Berkhoff from the original story by Edgar Allan Poe
Directed by Kevin Paul Wickart
The Fall of the House of Usher" is Poe’s classic tale of the end of a long and aristocratic bloodline, as its last two surviving members succumb to madness borne of generations of isolation and obsession. Poe's short story gets a stylized and effective makeover in this Steven Berkoff adaptation--traditional theatre blending with a touch of mime, a bit of Grand Guignol, a hint of Addams Family, and a little performance art.