October 15, 2001
Williamsburg Lodge presents Edgar Allan Poe
Colonial Williamsburg’s Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center will
welcome actor David Keltz back for three spine-tingling performances as
the renowned American author of gothic mystery Edgar Allan Poe Saturday,
A masterful performer, Keltz has interpreted Poe since 1992 for the British
Broadcasting Corp. and the Smithsonian Associate Program as well as numerous
educational institutions, conventions, historic inns and private parties.
For many years he has portrayed the author at the Halloween program at
the Poe gravesite in Baltimore. Keltz’s portrayal of Poe is entertaining,
educational and well received by educators, scholars and the general public.
A Maryland State Senate Resolution has congratulated him for his complete
and honest approach.
A former Williamsburg resident, Keltz attended Magruder Elementary School
and performed in his first one-act play while a student at James Blair
High School in 1959. Today, his one-man shows evoke awe, fear, laughter,
tears and standing ovations and include the chilling "Black Cat,"
"The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Cask of Amontillado,"
the love poem "Annabel Lee," the memorable "Bells"
and Poe’s most famous work, "The Raven."
Keltz returns to Williamsburg for three performances on Saturday, Oct.
27. Afternoon tea with Edgar Allan Poe will be served at 2 p.m. and the
performance will begin at 3 p.m. in the Williamsburg Lodge Tidewater Room,
cost $30. The four-course dinner with Poe begins at 6:30 p.m. and the
performance will start at 8 p.m., cost $55. Midnight with Edgar Allan
Poe begins at 11 p.m. with a cash bar and a lavish dessert buffet, cost