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See Jeffrey Combs as Edgar Allan Poe This Weekend!

Jeffrey Combs in Stuart Gordon's NEVERMORE Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 7:00 @South Lamar Advance tickets available here

NEVERMORE is intense. It is a one man stage show about a man you would kill to spend an evening with, the esteemed poet and author Edgar Allan Poe. Starring the inimitable Jeffrey Combs and directed by one of his frequent collaborators Stuart Gordon (together they made the '80s horror classics RE-ANIMATOR and FROM BEYOND), this show is striking, beautiful, and surprisingly informative on the life of America's most important macabre master.

Here’s Stuart Gordon’s own description of the live theatrical work that has already generated praise and long lines. "NEVERMORE is our attempt to recreate the public recitals that Edgar Allan Poe presented during the last few years of his much-too-short life. Set in 1848, a year after the death of his beloved wife Virginia (and a year before his own), Poe had become internationally famous as the author of “The Raven” and his “Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque.” But his fame did not provide fortune and so he was constantly seeking financial security and respect from the literary establishment. As a Southerner by breeding, raised in Virginia, he was looked down upon by the New England based writers of the time, which included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Washington Irving and Edgar’s arch-nemesis Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

This is Poe in his own words. Our text is taken from his letters and essays and we have based our evening on reviews and reports of his actual appearances. Our goal is to present a sense of the fascinating man behind the poetry and brilliant tales, a man who could be his own worst enemy, and whose life was even more bizarre and tragic than his strangest story."

Get your tickets for this great show now.


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