Poe-Etic License Press Release


May 28th, 2024

Press Contact: Alayha Aquarian
Email: alayhaaquarian@gmail.com
Phone: 310-463-4352


Poe-Etic License Opens June 9th, 2024 in the California room at Thymele Arts 

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Aquarian Family Circus proudly presents “Poe-Etic License,” a captivating cabaret variety show in the Hollywood Fringe Festival.  Blending poetry, music, song, and a unique clown dance, the show will open on June 9th, 2024, at Thymele Arts in the California Room, running through June 29th, 2024.

WHAT:  Poe-Etic License. A Dark Comedy Variety show about Edgar Allan Poe, with poetry, music, song, and a clown dance.  Three Poems, “The Bells”, “The Raven”, and an ode to Bob Dylan.  The show also includes a haunting song “Baltimore” about Poe and “A Raven Dream” clown dance.  Promising an evening of dark humor, imaginative performances, and sensory delights.

WHO:  Written by E.A. Poe, Dr. Bradley Bobbs, Paul Zollo & Darryl Purpose, Alayha Aquarian,  Daniel Collins & MAD Magazine.  Presented by The Aquarian Family Circus.  Directed by Dr. Bradley Bobbs.  Cast includes Dr. Bradley Bobbs, Alayha Aquarian, Daniel Collins, E-Roy Hilligoss and other surprise guest performers.

WHERE:  Thymele Arts, California Room. 5481 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

WHEN:  June 9th, 2024 through June 29th, 2024, 7 Shows in June

Previews:  9th @ 6:30 PM and 11th @ 7:15 PM
Run:  June 15 @ 4:15 PM,  June 17 @ 7:15 PM, June 20 @ 9:15 PM,  June 27 @ 9:15 PM,  June 29 @ 5:30 PM

Running time:  50 minutes

TICKET PRICE: $15 – Ticket link: https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/9933?tab=tickets

Admission age: 18+, 13+ if accompanied by an adult.


About Poe-Etic License:

“Poe-Etic License” is returning to the Hollywood Fringe Festival for a second year.  The show is a timely homage to Edgar Allan Poe, an early advocate for mental health awareness. This theatrical experience invites audiences to confront their shadows through Poe’s macabre lens, offering catharsis and a deep connection to the human experience. The show features passionately performed poetry, a haunting song about Poe’s mysterious demise, and the whimsical, dark humor of a clown dance.

Talking Points:

  1. Dr. Bobbs, a physicist specializing in lasers by day, has been captivated by Poe’s disturbing poems since high school. 
  2. His passion for performing these works has delighted audiences since 2010. 
  3. Beyond his scientific pursuits, Dr. Bobbs is an active participant in creative events and educational lectures, bringing a unique blend of intellect and artistry to his performances.
  4. Alayha Aquarian, known for producing and hosting “PsychoDelicate’s Magical Mystery Comedy Show” at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival, 
  5. joins Dr. Bobbs in bringing “Poe-Etic License” to life. 
  6. With future projects like “The Aquarian Family Circus Tour” in the pipeline, Alayha continues to create vibrant, community-focused performances in the LA area.
  7. Daniel Collins has been a music journalist (LA Record), a literary salon host (A Rrose in a Prose), an art gallery curator (The Pickle Factory), a musician (The Wobbles), and 
  8. a radical Leftist–he once got arrested for climbing onto the Universal Studios rotating globe on Earth Day!
  9. E-Roy Hilligoss is a singer, songwriter, producer, and works with the incarcerated population as an educator.

Closer:  See Edgar Allan Poe as you never have befo’!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit [Hollywood Fringe Tickets](https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/9933?tab=tickets).

Comps available for members of the press upon request. 

Please contact Alayha Aquarian at alayhaaquarian@gmail.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/434388433878925

We Are Hosting A New Event Series

Virtual Healing PlayTime

In this period of great transition, We are called to be a bridge.  

We thus, hereby officially and whimsically invite you to 

join Psychodelicate and our egregore as we 

immanentize the eschaton!

Welcome to the New Age!  As we cross the Abyss, to practice our Self healing, we must dance, sing, connect, laugh, and share our gifts.  The intention of this event is to create an opportunity for these playful practices.

  1. Saturday Oct 3rd 11am-2pm – Aquarian Family Day 
  2. Tuesday Oct 6th 3pm-6pm – Alayha’s Birthday Experiment
  3. Friday Oct 9th 6pm-9pm – The Main Event

All accessible via One Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89797847312 

The facebook event link has lots of great information about all of the performers and presenters.