Czech scenographer Petr Matásek and Ohio State University Lima theater professor Joe Brandesky co-conceived this fantasy play about the life and work of literature's most endearing creep, Edgar Allan Poe.

Czech scenographer Petr Matásek and Ohio State University Lima theater professor Joe Brandesky co-conceived this fantasy play about the life and work of literature’s most endearing creep, Edgar Allan Poe.

Works including “Annabel Lee,” “The Bells,” “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Masque of the Red Death” are brought to life (or afterlife) by music, movement and — be still your sick, sick heart — puppets.