Black Button Eyes Productions (Coraline, Goblin Market, Amour, Shockheaded Peter) brings this Chicago Premiere musical to life in January 2018! Edgar Allan Poe’s life reads like one of his short stories: an unrelenting tale of misery and woe. His death is also shrouded in mystery. Was he just spectacularly unlucky, or did a supernatural shadow fall over his life? Written and composed by Jonathan Christenson, this Chicago premiere musical weaves fact and fiction into a tapestry of music and poetry.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Audience members can join us after the Friday, January 19 at 7:30 PM performance for a Prosecco (sorry, we ran out of amontillado!) toast in honor of EDGAR ALLAN POE’S BIRTHDAY!
Starring: Kevin Webb as Edgar Allan Poe, with Megan DeLay, Jessica Lauren Fisher, Matt McNabb, Maiko Terazawa and Jeremy Trager, with understudies Mike Frale, Maddy Kelly and Peter Ruger.
Directed by Ed Rutherford
Music Direction by Nick Sula
Choreography: Derek Van Barham
Lighting Designer: Liz Cooper
Stage Manager: Hazel Marie Flowers-McCabe
Set Designer/Technical Director: Jeremy Hollis
Sound Designer: Robert Hornbostel
Costume and Masks Designer: Beth Laske-Miller
Props and Puppets Designer: Rachelle “Rocky” Kolecke