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About Our Project:

Poe & Pints returns from its shallow grave. The theatrical event of gothic stories and curated beer selections has been resurrected by the Silver Stage Players after a brief hiatus to entertain and scare another year of attendees at the Duncan Little Creek Gallery. Winner of the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Elko Daily Free Press Readers’ Choice Bronze Award for “Best Annual Event” Poe & Pints is an evening of theater that should not be missed! The project was first conceived in 2014 by Frank Sawyer and further developed with the help of Jennifer Anderson, John Wright, Erika Patrick, and Derek Burwell. Continuing Frank’s work, Derek Burwell will be making his directorial debut with this year’s event after performing in it since its inception. 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 2021:

Poe & Pints returns from its shallow grave. The theatrical event of gothic stories and curated beer selections has been resurrected by the Silver Stage Players after a brief hiatus to entertain and scare another year of attendees at the Duncan Little Creek Gallery. Winner of the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Elko Daily Free Press Readers’ Choice Bronze Award for “Best Annual Event” Poe & Pints is an evening of theater that should not be missed!

Show dates are October 1st, 2nd, 8th, and 9th, 7:00 pm at the Duncan Little Creek Gallery. Tickets are $35, and can be first purchased at the Elko Mural Festival’s artist village September 11th-12th.

Inspired by the macabre and chilling stories of Edgar Allan Poe and similar writers, this unique event offers a rare opportunity to see performance art reflect the darker aspects of the human imagination. Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Oscar Wilde, and creative collaborators Josh Webster and Doc Paul all join this year’s lineup of authors. Exploring themes of twisted love, revenge, and horrid hunger from both sides of the grave, these tales are sure to unnerve and frighten.

Nick Heguy also returns as the Cicerone. He has carefully chosen four beer selections, with the help of our event patrons, to give audience members a break from the horror and lift their spirits. Heguy will lead each flight of tasting, giving expert information on each beer as they are enjoyed.

The project was first conceived in 2014 by Frank Sawyer and further developed with the help of Jennifer Anderson, John Wright, Erika Patrick, and Derek Burwell. Continuing Frank’s work, Derek Burwell will be making his directorial debut with this year’s event after performing in it since its inception.

Located at 516 Commercial Street in Elko, Duncan LittleCreek Gallery and 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 is 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.

Silver Stage Players is a non-profit theatre company located in Elko, Nevada and one of the oldest theater companies in the state of Nevada. Recent projects include the Bard in the Yard project, The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery: A Mellerdrammer of Truth and Fiction, Steel Magnolias, The Man of Destiny, and The Pirates of Penzance. Check out our website for updates and details at www.silverstage.org!

For information on how you can attend Poe & Pints or how to become a Tasting Flight Sponsor, please contact (775) 934-3721 or by e-mail at flsawyer@designlunacy.com. Additional information can be found at www.silverstage.org. #silverstagestrong #findingpoe #theatrelife #poeandpints

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. Poe 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. Poe continues to influence literature and pop-culture around the world even today.

Our Guest Authors

Inspired by the macabre and chilling stories of Edgar Allan Poe and similar writers, this unique event offers a rare opportunity to see performance art reflect the darker aspects of the human imagination. H.P. Lovecraft, Oscar Wilde, and creative collaborators Josh Webster and Doc Paul all join this year’s lineup of authors. Exploring themes of twisted love, revenge, and horrid hunger from both sides of the grave, these tales are sure to unnerve and frighten.

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Our Theatre Company

Celebrating its 84th year, the Silver Stage Players is dedicated to providing the finest theater, community service and educational opportunities to its members and the residents of northeastern Nevada. Its history is one of creativity and thought provoking theater. The company has challenged audiences and attracted the area's most talented actors, designers and directors since the 1930s. From Broadway musicals to the cutting edge of literature, to radio theater the local group has continued a pursuit of offering the finest theater in the area. The Silver Stage Players is truly a community theater group. The company has always made a point to better our city through community service, advocacy, activism, arts education, and outreach.

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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 Director Derek Burwell at (775) 397-3256 or by e-mail at kroythecs@yahoo.com or information@poeandpints.org. More information can be found at www.poeandpints.org or www.silverstage.org.

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“Quoth the Raven...Nevermore!”

Our Project

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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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Learn more about Poe & Pints featured melancholy, and dark storyteller, Edgar Allan Poe, and our guest authors!

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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!