View any of our Electric Poe performances online in your classroom! Here

Electric Poe is available for schools through Classroom Immersions. For information & booking, contact:

Annette Filippi, Project Coordinator
816.474.4241 or

The Coterie
a Union Cemetery Historical Society outdoor production

Electric Poe 2021
Adapted by Jeff Church
Music by Rex Hobart
Featuring R.H. Wilhoit and Rex Hobart
  • Your class will view a recording of a classically trained actor and an electric guitarist bring to life (and death) two classic stories by Edgar Allan Poe
    • Electric Poe 2021: The Pit and the Pendulum and The Tomb of Ligeia.
    • Electric Poe 2020: The Masque of the Red Death and The Premature Burial.
  • This show overflows with poetry, riffs, ghosts, and morbid prose floating in an atmospheric setting, staged at “the holding vault,” not far from the entrance gate of Kansas City’s Union Cemetery.
  • Electric Poe is available to schools through our Classroom Immersions. Contact Annette Filippi at 816.474.4241 to book your Immersion or for more information.


Use self-control and active listening to appreciate and respond to a performance.
Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history (RL.7.9)
Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words). (RI.7.7)

Analyze the representation of a subject in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment (11-12.RI.3.A).
Evaluate how an author’s work reflects his or her historical/cultural perspective. (11-12.RL.3.C)

For questions about lesson plans and educational materials contact:
Amanda Kibler, Education Director

For Classroom Immersion information & booking, contact:

Annette Filippi, Project Coordinator
816.474.4241 or



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