A wealthy dowager commissions Edgar Allan Poe to write her a poem for the vast sum of one hundred dollars. Only problem: the man who shows up to write the poem isn't Poe, he's Poe's mailman, and he's on a quest to woo the dowager's spinster niece. Playing Poe is harder than it looks, especially when your mustache keeps falling off, the teenage grand-daughter of the house is lusting after you, and Poe's arch-nemesis, Rufus Griswold, just happens to be dropping by to settle old scores. A freewheeling, door-slamming farce with a touch of the macabre.

The Tell Tale Farce plays in repertory through August 9th. Visit our website for our full season schedule!



  • Occurred Friday, June 15th, 2018 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am


Brownville Village Theatre

222 Water St.
Brownville, NE 68321