BALTIMORE (PRWEB) February 12, 2015
When Enoch Pratt lived at this fashionable Monument Street address, never in his dreams could he envision that one day, a group of avant-garde theater performers would help to revive it, says Maryland Historical Society President Burt Kummerow. Closed to the public for over a decade, the Enoch Pratt House (201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201) will temporarily re-open in March, 2015, as the venue for The Mesmeric Revelations! of Edgar Allan Poe, an immersive theater project. Thanks to the generous support of PNC, the building, which is listed on the National Register as part of the Mount Vernon Place National Historic Landmark District, will serve as a temporary setting for the performance.
As a leading supporter of Baltimores cultural and arts organizations, PNC is proud to partner with the Maryland Historical Society to reopen the doors of the Enoch Pratt House and give a new generation access to one of Baltimores cultural gems, said Will Backstrom, PNC Client & Community Relations Director. With its rich history, it is the perfect venue to host innovative arts projects that will enrich the Baltimore community.
The buildings revival during the next few years as an innovative education and arts center illustrates the connection between Baltimores rapidly growing theater scene and the revitalization of some of the citys most historic spaces. Its location could not be more ideal, says Kummerow. The Houses Monument Street address is on a main corridor between the Mount Vernon Cultural District and the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District, two neighborhoods known for stunning 19th century architecture and a rapidly growing theater community. It is located at the edge of an entire block devoted to preserving and interpreting Marylands 400-year history!
Mesmeric Revelations is a new, interpretive artwork created by a collective of Baltimore performers and artists assembled by Glenn Ricci, a recipient of a 2014 Rubys artist project grant given by the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. The performance features six characters representing both real-life and fictional inhabitants of Edgar Allan Poes life. Dramatic highlights will unfold on the first floor of the Pratt House and include representations of mesmerization, a ballroom scene, and a s