Note: Please excuse the poor audio quality for the first three minutes. Subtitles are available during this time.
October 24th, 2015 - Tompkins Corners Cultural Center presents "Mournful and Never Ending Remembrance: An Evening with the Best of Edgar Allan Poe" interpreted by Paul Savior. Mr. Savior’s selection of seventeen poems of love, sorrow, loss and terror, presented as a journey through the brief and troubled life of one of the most important literary voices of the first half of the 19th century. Remembered as a poet, storyteller, essayist, editor, critic and leading American Romanticist, Poe was defined by D. H. Lawrence as "An adventurer into the vaults, and cellars and horrible underground passages of the soul".
Mr. Savior, a resident of Putnam Valley, has enjoyed a long professional acting career that has included starring roles in both daytime and nighttime television. For the past 25 years, his attention has been focused on voice-over work for TV and radio. His life-long fascination with the works of Edgar A. Poe led him to make the poetry selections to be presented in this program.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center, at 729 Peekskill Hollow Road in Putnam Valley, is a not-for-profit organization that was formed in 2014 to promote and develop arts and cultural activities in the historic church that dates from 1891 and is on the Federal Register of Historic Places. Purchased earlier this year, TCCC has previously hosted a weekly farmers market with old-time music jam sessions, a showing of John Cohen’s 1973 film, “50 Miles from Times Square”, and an outdoor concert by David Amram and his band. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center relies on support from the public. It is a 501(c)(3) public charity organization, so contributions are fully tax deductible. Visit donate.tompkinscorners.org to show your support with a donation.
Recorded by Cory Allen
Tompkins Corners Board of Directors
Maiike Hoekstra, President
John Cohen, Vice President
Mike Doebbler, Secretary
Chris Rosen, Treasurer
Judy Allen, Jan Hoekstra, Kate Hoekstra
Special Thanks to Michael Cirile, Susi Cummings, and the volunteers who made this event possible.