Dinner Theater in the Mansion: Poe Evermore

The 31st season of Poe Evermore brings an exciting new change to its format, following in the footsteps of Mount Hope’s Murder Mystery Dinner Theater’s annual success. Brilliantly spine-tingling performances blend with a four-course dining experience for The Theater in the Mansion season debut of Poe Evermore’s Dinner Theater. November 2 -12, 2017.

Dates & Tickets

Join the characters of some of Poe's most famous tales as they strole about the historic Mount Hope Mansion. Dine within the decorated rooms of the haunted Mansion, and enjoy live performances of your favorite Edgar Allan Poe tales! Performances run Thursdays through Sundays, November 2—12, 2017 and are each roughly three hours in length.

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Performance Availability

Use the calendar for performance availability on specific dates—Hover over the date to see times and options (Desktop Only). Matinee Performances (1PM) are available Saturdays & Sundays while Evening Performances (7PM) are available each performance date. Please Note: All performances are sold out.

Ticket Information

Reservations are encouraged, as there are a limited amount of tickets and perfromances sell out quickly. Tickets can be purchased online at the Virtual Box Office beginning in August. All performances are $54.95.

Group Reservations

Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more through Mount Hope's Group Sales Department. This unique and exciting experience makes the perfect setting for our group outing! Private and/or mid-week performances can be scheduled for larger groups!


Reservations are encouraged as tickets sell out quickly.

Please check back in the new year for more information on 2018 performances.

Dinner Theater in the Mansion

Dine within the decorated rooms of the haunted Mansion, and enjoy live performances of your favorite Edgar Allan Poe tales and poems as characters strole throughout.

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Butlered Hors d'oeuvres

Miniature Crab Cakes with Garlic Aioli


Autumnal Salad with Roasted Beets and Sweet Potato finished with Apple Dijon Vinaigrette

Traditional Entrée

Pork Loin with Herbed Apple Filling, Served with Roasted Seasonal Vegetables and Red Bliss Potatoes with Herb Butter

Vegetarian Entrée

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Alfredo Sauce, Served with Roasted Seasonal Vegetables


Warm Pumpkin Tartlet and a Seasonal Dessert Wine

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Soda, Coffee, Hot Tea, Hot Chocolate, Water
Select Non-Alcoholic Beverages Included in Ticket Price

Alcoholic Beverages

Signature Cocktail: Masque of the Red Death with Edible Eyeball, Available for purchase at the Cash Bar. Swashbuckler Beer, Mount Hope Wine & Lancaster County Cider will also be available.

Menu subject to change without notice. No substitutions.

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Stories & Poems

Inside the imposing Mount Hope Mansion, visitors enter the world of Edgar Allan Poe, experiencing his tales recounted by those who have lived the stories, spinning tales of mystery, horror and suspense that guests to the Mansion will long remember.

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2017 Theme, Stories & Poems

In this, the year of our Lord 1848, we here at Mount Hope Penitentiary are proud to be at the very forefront of the modern wave of prison reform and criminal rehabilitation. We pride ourselves on taking the worst, most horribly depraved felons of our age, and through a number of revolutionary techniques, reconditioning them to be mild, submissive, truly penitent individuals. For a very limited time, Mrs. Evangeline Mallard, President of the Prison Board of Inspectors, invites you to join us at Mount Hope for a demonstration of rehabilitation through the beauty of poetry! And we are especially pleased to be joined – at least until his court date – by the very famous Mr. Edgar Allan Poe! So witness the power of true criminal reclamation here at Mount Hope Penitentiary! And remember: for the worst of sinners, there’s always Hope.

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  • Dream Within A Dream
  • The Conqueror Worm
  • Romance
  • The Cask of Amontillado
  • To—Violet Vane
  • To Fanny
  • Sonnet to My Mother

Cast Information

Interact with the talented cast members inside the imposing Mount Hope Mansion as they weave tales of mystery, horror and suspense table-side and on stage. Guests will long remember this experience.

Jake Duvall-Early

Jake DuVall-Early

Edgar Allan Poe
Katie Hope Noble

Katie Hope Noble

Mrs. Evangeline Mallard
Joshua Kachnycz

Joshua Kachnycz

Joseph Locke
Megan Jones

Megan Jones

Lydia Barnard
Matthew Perry Smith

Matthew Perry Smith

William Pym
Nathan Landis Funk

Nathan Landis Funk

Male Understudy
Haley Karlson

Haley Karlson

Female Understudy

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any other questions that have not been answered below, please contact our business offices at 717-665-7021, Monday through Friday, 9AM-4PM or visit our formal comment, question and feedback page to submit an inquiry.

General Information

The event is located inside Mount Hope Mansion on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate, home of the PA Renaissance Faire. The street address is 2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545. Poe Evermore kicks off on November 2 and continues through November 12, 2017. For more information on specific show times, please visit the Dates & Tickets Page.
There is plenty of free parking all around the Mansion within walking distance.
There are two food options available: Classic and Vegetarian/Gluten Free. For more information on both food choices, please visit Dining Page.
The Mansion bar will be open for drink purchases during the duration of the performances. Select Swashbuckler Ales, Mount Hope Wines, Lancaster County Ciders, Signature Cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks will be available at the bar. Specific bar menu options will be available the day of the performance.

Please Note: If you are visibly intoxicated, we reserve the right to no longer serve you alcohol. If you become a disturbance during the performance, we will ask you to leave the Mansion without issuing a refund.
While the ticket price does not include gratuity, any tip left by you to the hosts is at your discretion. Like any restaurant, gratuities are a special way for you to acknowledge service provided to you and should refelct your satisfaction with the service.
Various hotels in the area are available. Please visit our In the Area Page for specific information.
As a courtesy to others, video/audio recording and photography are strictly prohibited during the show. Photos are permitted before introductions.
You may carry your cell phone with you during the performance, but please make sure to turn it off as a courtesy to others. If you need to make or retrieve a call, please excuse yourself to our front porch for the duration of the call.
The dress code is casual to business casual. The storyline changes each year, and guests are welcome to dress in time period appropriate attire, but it is not required.
Animals are not allowed in the Mansion except for service animals while performing their qualifying services.
The works of Poe are difficult for children to understand and often do not hold their attention. It is for this reason that we do not offer child priced tickets.

Ticket Information

With your admission ticket, you receive entry into a spooky and spine-tingling theater experience! Interact with some of the fabulous characters while enjoying your meal!
You can purchase advance tickets at the Virtual Box Office or in the Mount Hope Estate Wine Shop. It is advised to buy the tickets in advance, as performances sell out quickly.
All sales are final. There are no refunds, exchanges, or cancellations.

Conditions of Ticket Sale

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. Event tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and not for resale. Once a ticket has been scanned at the Front Gate upon entry, it is voided and no longer holds any value. The Faire does not monitor any guests’ level of participation or length of stay. Refunds are not available to guests who choose to leave. The bearer of an event ticket agrees to hold blameless and harmless Mazza Vineyards, Inc. or any of its affiliates, in the event of personal injury or loss or damage to property. The holder of the ticket assumes all responsibilities for any risk of bodily harm or loss of property sustained while attending the event, and waives all rights to lay claim for damages resulting from any cause whatsoever either before, during or after the event. You must be 21 or older to purchase or consume Alcohol.

Your ID will be verified before being served alcohol. Outside food, drink and pets are not permitted. You hereby consent to the reasonable search for alcoholic beverages, drugs, or firearms. You further consent to the use of your image or likeness incidental to any display, transmission, or reproduction of the event.

Management reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person whose conduct is deemed by management to be disorderly or who fails to comply with the terms and conditions of these conditions of ticket sale.
Performances occur as scheduled. In the event of extreme weather conditions, guests will be notified in advance of any changes.

Mansion Information

Smoking is prohibited in the Mansion. If you need to go out to smoke during the performance, please note that the doors will lock behind you.
Outside food and drink items are NOT permitted in the Mansion with the exception of water.
Yes, Poe Evermore performances are ADA accessible. There is handicapped parking available at the Wine Shop, just follow the directional signs that lead you to that area when you arrive.

Please go to the Wine Shop and inform the staff that you require the handicapped accessible entrance to the rear of the Mansion. You will be directed where to go to enter the building.
Cars are permitted to stay parked in the lot overnight if the driver has been drinking and has found another way home. Camping is not permitted in the parking lot of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.
There are restrooms located inside of the Mansion and the Wine Shop. Staff will be happy to point you in the right direction!
Items found during or after the event will be kept in the Wine Shop (717-665-7021 ext 129).

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