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


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!


We want you as our guest:

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It is with great humbleness that we announce that Poe & Pints has sold out. This was record breaking ticket sales for the event. Thank you so much to everyone! It has been an unprecedented two days of ticket sales and we can't be more excited to have you as our guests this coming October. We never could have anticipated this kind of support and we thank you from our collective hearts.

For those unable to get tickets for this year, we hope you will join us in 2019 and we thank you for your interest in our project.

We have worked very hard to make this an exciting, unique, and engaging event for you. Thank you to Ghost Light Productions for believing inthe event. Thank you Duncan LittleCreek Gallery for letting us call yourspace our space for a few days. :) Thank you to our sponsors past and present. Thank you all our donors past and present. Thank you to all the technicians, actors, and volunteers who have been or currently are in our little Poe family.

Thank you from Derek and I. We welcome you as our guests!

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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 go on sale August 24 and are just $30 per person. Tickets will be available at the Elko Chamber of Commerce or by calling (775) 934-3721 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.

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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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