The Center for Puppetry Arts' TALES OF EDGAR ALLAN POE gets high schoolers interested in 19th-century American literature by scaring the bejesus out of them. The remount of puppeteer Bobby Box's 2007 adaptation dramatizes such grisly classics as "The Black Cat," along with "The Raven" and other landmarks in goth poetry. Amid a set that resembles a Tim Burton movie brought to life, Tales of Edgar Allen Poe is performed by Michael Haverty, Luis Hernandez and Janet Metzger, with musician Klimchak providing the live soundtrack, which includes a theremin and other spooky sound effects. The Center offers special shows on Valentine's Day weekend as a tie-in with "The Tell-Tale Heart." Through Feb. 21. $16-$22. Tues.-Wed., 11 a.m.; Thurs.-Fri., 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m. 1404 Spring St. 404-873-3391. www.puppet.org.