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“All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream!”

About Our Project:

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 and Derek Burwell team up to bring 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!


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Poe & Pints 2018:

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Winners of the 2017 Elko Daily Free Press Reader's Choice Bronze Award for "Best Annual Event", Poe & Pints returns as the “must-do” event of the Fall!

Duncan LittleCreek Gallery and Ghost Light Productions host three nights of craft beer tasting and performances of dramatized works of Edgar Allan Poe October 4, 5, and 6 beginning at 7 PM at the DLC. Tickets for the wildly popular event are just $30 per person and include four tasting flights, background on the beverage selections, customized pint glass, and soda for our non-alcohol drinking guests. Seating is limited for what the Free Press called, “an evening of refreshingly original entertainment."

It’s our fifth anniversary and we want you to help celebrate with us in 2018!

Long since departed, melancholy, and dark storyteller, Edgar Allan Poe will welcome guests and audience participation is encouraged. Literary selections featured during past Poe & Pints have included The Oval Portrait, Dream Within a Dream, The Raven, Masque of the Red Death, Alone, The Cask of Amontillado, The Music of Erich Zann by H. P. Lovecraft, and Josh Webster’s Good Spirits among others. This year we are excited to feature American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper as 2018’s non-Poe piece! Funds raised during Poe & Pints help support GLP’s commitment to youth and adult theater programming, instruction, education, and events.

Sponsoring Poe & Pints In 2018 so far are Duncan LittleCreek Gallery, Ghost Light Productions, Thomas Scott Foundation, Patrick/Sawyer/Wright Families, Christian Center of Elko, Lynne Owens, Matthew H. Lipparelli O.D. Optometrist, Katie Miner and Stick With Us Amusements, and Stuart Hobbs, among others!

Directing Poe & Pints for 2018 are local artists and community volunteers Derek Burwell and 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, and local artists John Wright, Derek Burwell, and Erika Patrick, the team developed the details of the project. Frank has directed such shows as 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. Mr. Burwell makes his directorial debut for Ghost Light Productions in Poe & Pints. Derek has appeared in dozens of local productions including The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Tempest, The Odd Couple, Bard in the Yard, Love Sex and the I.R.S., Poe & Pints, Glengarry Glen Ross, Bringing it All Back Home, and Much Ado About Nothing among others.

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.

Our Author and Poet

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. He 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. Edgar Allan Poe and his works appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. A number of his homes are museums today.

Our Guest Author

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born on July 3, 1860, in Hartford, Connecticut, to Mary Perkins and Frederic Beecher Perkins. She was a prominent American feminist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was an utopian feminist and served as a role model for future generations of feminists because of her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle. She is best remembered for her semi-autobiographical short story The Yellow Wallpaper, which she wrote after a severe bout of postpartum psychosis. During Charlotte’s infancy, her father moved out and abandoned his wife and children, and the remainder of her childhood was spent in poverty.

Our Breweries

The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery (Reno, Nevada, United States)

The three story brick building which houses all of The Depot Craft Brewery and Distillery’s operations was built in 1910 to serve as the headquarters for the Nevada- California-Oregon Railway. Our mission at The Depot is to share our pursuit and passion for transforming base ingredients into far more noble forms. Whether creating our spirits, beer or food, we subscribe to the theory that with care and passion, our craft offerings can be greater than the sum of their simple parts.

Belching Beaver Brewery (San Diego, California, United States)

Our brewery came from a desire to make great beer and have a dam good time doing it. When we started the company we wanted to do two things: one, have a brand that offered quality craft beer but was whimsical and fun to inspire good times. Second, we wanted to make beer for everyone and all palates. We have easy-drinking Blondes, Triple IPAs, Milk Stouts, Imperial Stouts as well as sours and barrel-aged beers. You name it, we have it! Good times to you my friend, and welcome to the Beaver family!

Incline Cider Company (Auburn, Washington, United States)

Incline Cider Company was established by dreamers turned cider adventurers on a mission to share craft cider with the nation. Our mission is to produce craft cider of the highest quality with a long time passion and share it with the world. We craft our cider in Auburn, Washington, staying as close as possible to our apples and hops. We stay true to “craft”. This means no apple concentrates and no artificial additives. Simply put - we let the apples, yeast, and our expertise do the talking.

Stone Brewing (San Diego, California, United States)

Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing has come a long way since opening up in San Diego, California in 1996. From the beginning, our goal has been to brew outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, and the art of brewing. We join artisanal brewers across the world in the quest to show the public that there are more and better choices beyond the world of industrial beer. Beer Advocate magazine called us the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth”...twice!

Our Volunteers

Lane Elizabeth Dolberg, Dusty Barker, Amber Adeline, Albert W. Harmer, Paul Gregory, Dawn Rowley, Scottie Glennon, Kate Rhoswen, Meghan Micheli, Dianna DuSoleil, Derek Burwell, Caleb Tapia, Sandy Beeler, Tan Li, Nick Heguy, Emily Anderson, Josh Webster, Sydney Tschida, Wendy Lloyd, John Wright, Erika Patrick, Toril Lea Hansen, Jennifer Anderson, Frank L. Sawyer, April Moore, Don Jones, and John Wells. Learn more here...

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Ghost Light Productions is a non-profit theatre company located in Elko, Nevada and a recipient of the 2015 Mayor's Art Award for best Artistic Company! We believe that performance art is an essential part of the human experience and a great outlet for creativity and expression. Our youth and adult theatre programming consists of basic performing building blocks, such as imagination, teamwork, and self-confidence. We also focus on the technical side of theatre, such as makeup, costuming, set design, and stage management. We want to provide a positive outlet for local children and adults while making arts opportunities more available in our rural area. Recent GLP events include The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Oddity Art Auction, Psycho Beach Party, The Birdcage, Welcome to Rex’s, From Page to Stage One Act Festival, The Odd Couple, Robots vs Aliens Scavenger Hunt, and The Shape of Things, among others.

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As the creators of the Duncan LittleCreek Gallery and the Gallery Bar we always strive to share our artistic and eclectic endeavors with as many people as we possibly can. Ideas started flowing when Jacques and Joan joined their vision, enthusiasm, hard work, and education. This historic building was reborn. As a slightly later addition to the team, I‘ve worked to further enhance the customer experience with an ever changing menu, live music, plays, and more. As always, Jacques, Joan, and I invite and encourage you to enjoy this space and all that our spirits can bring to it. Thank you for your support and encouragement. Duncan LittleCreek Gallery and the Gallery 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’s 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.

For Information and All the Dish

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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“Quoth the Raven...Nevermore!”

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It's just not October without Poe & Pints! Learn more about our project, how it started and what's new this year!

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We couldn't do it without the hard work, time, and creativity of all our wonderful volunteers!

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We thank all of our sponsors for their generous support of arts in Elko and northeastern Nevada!