Dinner Theater in the Mansion: Poe Evermore

The 32nd 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 1-11, 2018.

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 1—11, 2018 and are each roughly three hours in length. This year, Poe Evermore features two talented casts! Hover over the dates below to see which cast (orange or black) will perform!

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Performance Availability

Hover over the dates in the calendar to see times and cast schedule (Desktop Only). Matinee Performances (1PM) are available Saturdays & Sundays while Evening Performances (7PM) are available each performance date.

Ticket Information

Please Note: Tickets to the 2018 performance of Poe Evermore are now Sold Out. We apologize for any inconvience. Interested in Dinner Theater at the Mount Hope Mansion? Learn more about the 2018 Holiday Dinner Theater or 2019 Murder Mystery.

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!

After the Show

The Mount Hope Wine Shop and Spirits Distilling Company will be open after each performance of Poe Evermore for sampling and to-go sales.


Reservations are encouraged as tickets sell out quickly.

2018 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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Displayed Hors d'oeuvres

Available in the Pink Parlor Prior to Introductions


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

Traditional Entrée

Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Black Currant Sauce Served with Spinach Casserole and Hasselback Potato with Herbs, Coarse Sea Salt

Vegetarian Entrée

Tortellini with Alfredo Sauce with Quick-Fried Green Beans and Sweet Potatoes with Maple Glaze


Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake
Sample of Spiced Apple Wine Served with Dessert
Wine Sample Only for Guests Aged 21 or Older.

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

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

Alcoholic Beverages

Signature Cocktail: Apple Cider Mule (Vodka, Ginger Beer & Apple Cider). Swashbuckler Beer, Mount Hope Wine & Lancaster County Cider Available for Purhcase at the Cash Bar

Menu subject to change without notice. No substitutions.

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2018 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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Theme, Stories & Poems

The fourth anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death has come and gone, and the Sagacious Order of Ravens has once more gathered to mourn him and honor his legacy. Since the poet’s passing, the secret society has lost many members to their enthusiastic reenactments—there was the accidental burial incident, and then that episode with Oscar and the pendulum—but the Order has an amazing plan to reignite interest in their society! They have brought the famous trance medium Miss Lizzie Doten to Mount Hope in order to summon Poe’s spirit from beyond the grave! Miss Doten comes highly recommended, and there is no doubt that this evening’s ritual will shake even the most stoic of nonbelievers.

Enjoy the following stories & Poems during the 2018 Poe Evermore:

  • Hopfrog
  • Oblong Box
  • The Raven
  • Annabel Lee
  • Miscellaneous Poems

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.

Chris Burch

Chris Burch

Edgar Allan Poe
Orange Cast
Jessi Miller Noble

Jessi Miller

Miss Lizzie Doten
Orange Cast
George Hamilton

George Hamilton

Mr. Julius Bird
Orange Cast
Megan Jones

Megan Jones

Miss Eleonora Duval
Orange Cast
Josh Kachnycz

Josh Kachnycz

Edgar Allan Poe
Black Cast
Sarah Palm Noble

Sarah Palm

Miss Lizzie Doten
Black Cast
Andy Dennison

Andy Dennison

Mr. Julius Bird
Black Cast
Jordan Bell

Jordan Bell

Miss Eleonora Duval
Black Cast

Character Notes

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.
It has become necessary to include a per ticket service fee for our event tickets in order to defray the rising costs of taxes and credit card processing. The fee also offsets the costs of consumables, ticket handling, and support. Service Fees are set online - $1.25/ticket, on site or telephone transactions - $2.00/ticket, and Season Passes - $2.50/pass (online, phone or on site).
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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