One of the first images we discussed for Poe actually comes at the end of the play.  We thought it would be wonderful if Poe, turning his back to the audience suddenly sprouted a large pair of Raven wings.  To accomplish this, we took apart an old umbrella and modified the hinged armature, added cardboard and black fabric and rigged it to trigger with strings and pulleys.  This video is of our first test.  We are still working on it but have a few months to get the image just right.