Dream within a Dream: A Journey with Edgar Allan Poe

On the Belle of Louisville

About this Cruise

“Dream Within A Dream: A Journey with Edgar Allan Poe” explores a number of works of the 19th century poet and author. Come aboard this two-and-a-half hour excursion and experience Poe’s haunting tales performed in the round. Rhythm Science Sound will present a soundscape to complement the macabre mood and music specially created for the evening. The score creates an enchanting and moody backdrop to the evening. Some of the works performed include “The Bells,” “The Raven,” “The Pit and the Pendulum”, “The Mystery of Marie Roget” and a collection of poems.

PLEASE NOTE: There are sounds/depictions of war (mainly auditory) in one piece that may be triggering for some viewers. This piece is the last of the performance.

These cruises aboard the Belle of Louisville are available on October 4, 5, 6 and 7, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Boarding begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39.99 for adults (ages 15-64), $37.99 for seniors (ages 65+) and $18.99 for children (ages 5-14). There will be a cash bar and concessions available through the cruise.


Departure

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to cruise departure. Boarding begins at 7 p.m.


Dress Code

Casual. Come as you are! We do recommend checking the weather before your cruise and dressing accordingly. Flat shoes are encouraged due to uneven walking surfaces and stairs on the wharf and boat.


Additional Information

  • Food and drink are available for purchase at our Concession Stand and Bar. (View the menu here.)

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