Ed is delighted to appear in POE the Musical, having been a lifelong fan of Poe’s stories and poems. In his youth, he once threw an “Edgar Allan Poe Hallowe’en Party and Masque Ball,” which only his literate friends attended, and the rest be damned. Ed began his acting career in 1976 in Bertolt Brecht’s “play with music” The Threepenny Opera at Pentacle Theatre. Recent roles there include Selsdon Mowbray in Noises Off, Lyman Wyeth in Other Desert Cities and Franklin Hart, Jr. in 9 to 5: The Musical. He also appeared in Pentacle’s productions of Peter Pan, Night of the Iguana, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, God’s Country, All’s Well That Ends Well, Macbeth, Into The Woods and many others. Ed played Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Gallery Theatre in McMinnville, appeared in True West and Uncle Vanya at The Verona Studio, in Song of Extinction at Theatre 33, and on the Elsinore stage in A Chorus Line, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth. Ed recently directed Cabaret and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Pentacle, and Novecento at The Verona Studio. Previously, he directed A Streetcar Named Desire and How the Other Half Loves, assistant directed Standing On My Knees and was production consultant for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof — all at Pentacle. Ed loves theater that touches the soul and speaks to what it truly means to be human. And given the fact that he's portraying "Death," his last sentence is as funny as he is.