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More tales to chill you

The Friends of the Ashland library have invited Robert Sicular, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor, to return this Halloween season to the Ashland Branch Library to read more horror poems and stories by Edgar Allen Poe.

The public is invited to hear Sicular's reading at 7:30 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 30 &

the day before Halloween.

This reading is geared to an adult audience as it may be too intense for young children.

Sicular has been an admirer of Poe's work since his teenage years when he first heard Basil Rathbone's rendition of Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Pit and the Pendulum."

Poe wrote his stories well aware of their dramatic effect and would no doubt have enjoyed hearing an actor presenting a public reading of his work.

Sicular has been a professional actor for 23 years. In the 1980's he was with the OSF before he left to work in film, television and other theaters.

Returning to Ashland and OSF, he has performed in many productions and this season's theater goers have seen him as Dr. Gerald Lyman in "Bus Stop" and Poole in "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."

The Friends of the Ashland library invite the public to this special one night presentation.

Last year's performance filled quickly.

Doors open at 7 p.m.

Call 774-6996 with any questions.