Edgar Allen Poe

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ASHES OF A DEAD PHILOSOPHY (Forgotten Lore Theatre Company): 2016 Fringe review 41

Edgar Allen Poe’s macabre imagination manifests itself through Forgotten Lore Theatre Company’s ASHES OF A DEAD PHILOSOPHY. This promenade theatre installment occupies a room in a Port Richmond warehouse. Director…

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THE CHILDREN OF EDGAR AND NINA (Jarrett McCreary and Bridget Reynolds) 2016 Fringe review 34

To move towards one another through the “sadness and pain of blues and seas.”

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DISSEVER MY SOUL (Lone Brick): 2015 Fringe review 15

An eerie, but lengthy, Poe-themed tour of Historic Rittenhouse Town.

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RED-EYE TO HAVRE DE GRACE (Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental): New York Theatre Workshop sees a reshaped Philly Fringe hit

I have taken the train up from Philadelphia to the New York Theatre Workshop to see how RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE has fared since I last saw it. I had discovered it in the Philadelphia Live Arts workshop production in 2005. Between that iteration and the world premiere at Philadelphia Fringe Festival in 2012, an evolutionary process took place.

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RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE (Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental): 2012 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival

An early version of this show lit up the Live Arts Festival in ’05, and I couldn’t wait to see the latest manifestation of the collaboration between Thaddeus Phillips’ Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental and Wilhelm Bros. music. The production has grown up over the intervening years. It’s bigger, wider, and deeper, and just as amazing and magical.

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RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE (Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental): 2005 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival Workshop production

In Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental’s production, three actors and a pianist tell the story of the last three months of Edgar Allen Poe’s life as he pursues his phantoms and vice versa in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and on midnight trains.