The best of our short story repertoire, based on a recent nationwide survey, now
available to come to your classroom in our exciting production of CLASSICS!
The Fall of the House of Usher
One of Poe’s most powerful and haunting stories. An unsuspecting, rational man arrives at the dismal, decaying House of Usher to find his friend Roderick strangely ill and subject to irrational fears. Roderick’s depression turns maniacal as he awaits the inevitable death of his sister Madeline. The palpable and destructive presence of the House of Usher leaves the narrator and viewer confounded by its horror.
The Lady or the Tiger?
A new form of justice is explored in this thought-provoking tale by Frank R. Stockton. A half-barbarian princess has the power to save the life of the one she loves, but in doing so will lose him forever. Will she allow love or her own pride determine his fate?
The Open Window
From the pen of Saki (H.H. Munro), viewers can expect subtle horror and sly humor – and sometimes both at once. In this, his best known story, a man seeking rest finds more than he bargained for. A casual conversation sets the stage for a chilling ghostly visitation – or does it?
The Most Dangerous Game
This is Richard Connell’s gripping tale in which two hunters on an isolated island stalk the most dangerous and elusive prey – each other! Filled with action and suspense, this adventure is a classic battle of wit and cunning.
In Saki's comical tale, we find a rather eccentric trio of characters at odds about where to holiday. The situation only becomes more complicated as Lena's beloved dog, Louis, remains at the heart of the issue. Nigel, who finds himself constantly thwarted by Louis at every turn finally decides to take fate into his own own hands. Who will survive, who will win, and who will have the last laugh!
Dr. Heidegger's Experiment
Hawthorne's celebrated tale follows the aged Dr. Heidegger as he invites three friends to his study to take part in one of his infamous experiments. Though the experiment may indeed grant eternal youth, whether that youth comes with wisdom is the question that lingers for audiences to ponder.
The Fall of the House of Usher, Classics!
The Most Dangerous Game, Classics!
The Lady or the Tiger? Classics!
The Open Window, Classics!
Dr. Heidegger's Experiment, Classics!
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