Wren's Nest

BreeAnne Clowdus

For a short time, Edgar Allan Poe is haunting the halls of a fabled Atlanta home. 'The Edgar Allan Poe Experience’ at the Wren’s Nest is an immersive theatrical production evoking the final days of Poe’s life, when he’s said to have wandered the streets in a haggard state, crying out the name of a man no one could ever identify.

The ‘choose-your-own-adventure’-style production taps into scenarios inspired by Poe classics like The Raven, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Mask Of The Red Death.

Meet scream researcher Harold Gouzoules, an Emory psychologist, and hear how goats yell, frogs screech and humans use screams as nonverbal forms of critical communication.