Just because morbid tales by Edgar Allan Poe don't seem suitable for children, doesn't mean Children's Theatre of Charlotte isn't going to take a stab at performing them. Its upcoming Tales of Edgar Allan Poe play features dramatic interpretations of the popularly paired "Telltale Heart" and "Cask of Amontillado" and aims to please (not scare ... well, maybe just a little) adventure craving children and adults — who more than likely are craving a devious twist to the usual family-friendly fare.
Children's Theatre of Charlotte is offering folks a chance to win free tickets to performances by identifying 45 movies — in Poe influenced genres like horror and suspense — featured in the trailer posted below. Movies must be listed in the order they appear (hint: they are chronological) and lists must be sent via email to email@example.com. Correctly drawn entries have the chance at winning free tickets to the production, horror DVDs, books and more.
$14-$18. March 9, 7:30 p.m.; March 10, 2 p.m.; March 11, 2 p.m.; March 16, 7 p.m.; March 17, 2 p.m.; March 23-24, 7:30 p.m. ImaginOn's Wells Fargo Playhouse, 300 E. 7th St. 704-973-2828. www.ctcharlotte.org.