DC media types kick started their Halloween weekend by attending three sold out performances of “An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe” in the garden and ballroom of Dumbarton House. Following on this summer’s sold out performances of Moliere’s “The Hypochondriac”, the DC-based Picnic Theatre Company staged a Halloween party production of Poe stories — Cask of Amontillado, Fall of the House of Usher, and the Telltale Heart, with DJ intermission, wine and crepes. Ensemble cast: Washington Life‘s Michael Clements, Christina Sevilla of Suspicious Package, Napoleon restaurant’s Omar Popal, Picnic Theatre co-founders Bruce MacPhail and Oli Robinson. Attendees included Tim Burger, Kiki Ryan, Christine Delargy, Wash Life‘s Kevin Chaffee, TIME‘s Jay Newton-Small, WaPo‘s Nancy Trejos, WaPo‘s Annie Gowen, NYT‘s Eric Lipton and Elham Dehbozorgi, NBC Washington’s Kate Michael. Proceeds benefited Dumbarton House historical preservation and Clowns Without Borders.