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Doomsday 2024

May 18-19, 12pm-12pm

Carroll Mansion, 800 E Lombard St, Baltimore 21202



Noon Saturday - Noon Sunday, May 18-19
Carroll Mansion, 800 E Lombard St, Baltimore, MD 21202



Join dozens of actors, authors, and community leaders for a 24-hour marathon reading of Poe's best-loved poems and stories.  We'll stream live from Baltimore's historic Carroll Mansion, host to the Poe Death Exhibit and possibly a resident ghost!

Streaming live from the historic Carroll Mansion, this public event will include FREE activities for all ages.  

And this year, we go international.  We’ll be streaming Doomsday readings hosted by theaters in the UK, Italy, and Brazil.


Marathon Reading - Noon to noon, Sat to Sun, May 18-19

Watch in person during the following hours at Carroll Mansion, or STREAM LIVE ON OUR GIVEBUTTER PAGE for the duration of the event!!

Saturday, May 18

12-4pm: Poe for All

Enoch Pratt Free Library and Reading Partners present free activities for all ages
Black-out poetry
Poe-themed word searches and crossword puzzles
Coloring activities and kid-friendly Poe books
Free access to the Poe Death Exhibit by Poe Baltimore


6:30-9:30pm: Doomsday Unhappy Hour
Poe Trivia (starts at 7pm - get here early to join!)
Baltimore Krampus appearance
Poe Seance Preview
Light snacks and local ice cream
Free access to the Poe Death Exhibit by Poe Baltimore


Sunday, May 19

10am-12pm: Poe’s Greatest Hits 
Actors, writers, and community leaders read Poe’s best-known stories and poems
Free access to the Poe Death Exhibit by Poe Baltimore



Special thanks to our gracious hosts and partners, Poe Baltimore and Enoch Pratt Free Library 


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Please consider becoming a donor or sponsor


This is the third annual Doomsday reading, which began as a fundraiser for the Theatre in 2022.  The event, now a Baltimore tradition, continues to support the theater’s programs and organizational underpinning.

Our mission is to bring Poe’s works to life through the arts in Baltimore and beyond.  We do that through public events like Doomsday; by producing our award-winning audio drama series, Poe on the Air; and by presenting Poe movie nights and other Poe-themed fun.


But we can’t do it without financial support.  So we're asking you to consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us bring the works of Edgar Allan Poe to the people of Baltimore.


Your support won’t go unnoticed.  


In addition to appearing on our website, your name and/or company’s name and logo will appear:

- on the schedule of readers as a supporter
- on a banner at the Doomsday 2024 event
- in a bag of thank-you gifts our VIP readers will take home with them
​- in programs for all 2024 events and productions.

Here’s what your dollars can do:

$500 – help commission the development of a new script
$1,800 – pay a sound designer for their work on an audio drama episode
$8,500 – produce an audio drama episode
$20,000 – produce our 2024 stage production (excluding venue)


Contact us with your questions.  Let's talk about how you can get involved.  

Bringing Poe’s works to life onstage, on the air, and in the classroom in Baltimore & beyond.

doomsday 2024 sponsors

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