The 7th Annual POE: Tales of Fear & Suspense Opens October 26 at Clay Hill Farm Restaurant

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The 7th Annual POE: Tales of Fear & Suspense Opens October 26 at Clay Hill Farm Restaurant

He’s baaaack! Local actor, Kirk Simpson, reprises his role as the Master of the Macabre, Edgar Allen Poe, for six shows at Clay Hill Farm Restaurant beginning Friday, October 26, at 6 p.m. in POE: Tales of Fear & Suspense – a theatrical dining experience. Captivating audiences with his spooky-good dramatic readings, Mr. Edgar Allan Poe (Simpson) hosts an intensely up-close and personal, theatrical evening of delectable dining and sinister storytelling that is not to be missed. 

While enjoying an a la carte dinner, fans of Poe’s ghoulish “grimoire” will revel in Simpson’s theatrical brilliance while he brings to ominous life such favorites as The Tell–Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Raven, weaving his way around the tables of an eerily claustrophobic setting in Clay Hill Farm’s frighteningly-festooned Veranda Room. This is Simpson’s seventh successful year performing POE: Tales of Fear & Suspense at Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, garnering rave reviews from sold-out shows each year. Simpson’s mesmerizing theatricality as the dark and enigmatic Poe, coupled with a simple yet disturbing setting, will have lovers of both theater and the Master of the Macabre, on the edge of their seats. 

Tickets are $20 per person, plus the cost of dinner. Performances are evenings at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 26, November 2, and November 9 and Wednesdays, Halloween, October 31, and November 7.

A special matinee performance is available at 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 11th.

Costumes are encouraged. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Call 207.361.2272 or visit

Reimagining a career in the arts, Kirk Simpson, one of the founders of Clay Hill Farm Presents… recently graduated from Maine College of Art where he received a Bachelors of Fine Art in Graphic Design. Residing in York with his partner Jim Winters, Kirk Simpson, with over 25 years of experience in graphic design and entertainment, decided to return to College at 49 years of age, to finish the degree he started years ago standing strong with the ideals of its NEVER too late. Now at 52, he has married his love of design and theater, working as a Freelance Graphic Designer with

As an entertainer, Simpson has brought to life such greats as Charles Dickens, Robert Frost, Benjamin Franklin and Henry VIII, as well as a full cast of characters in his original, WHO? A One-Man Murder Mystery. His talents vary from musical theater, drama, comedy, interactive theatre, murder mysteries, choral singing, historical recreations, renaissance fairs, children’s theatre, voice over, and so much more.

Clay Hill Farm is an award-winning restaurant and special event venue on 11 private acres in Cape Neddick, Maine. Clay Hill Farm is a proud supporter of the community, locally-sourced food and the arts, with a passion for offering an authentic Maine experience.

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Phone: (207) 361-2272
Address:220 Clay Hill Road
City: Cape Neddick
State: ME 03902
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