Step inside the mind of Edgar Allan Poe with this trippy musical meditation on his mysterious death.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
NYTW Usual Suspect Thaddeus Phillips returns to the Workshop with yet another triumph of invention from this singular theatre-maker. Having last worked at NYTW in 2006 on his lively and raucous tour de force ¡El Conquistador!, Phillips teams up with the Minneapolis-based musical duo Wilhelm Bros. & Co. to create a visually striking and sonically complex action-opera about Edgar Allan Poe's mysterious last days. Set in September of 1849, Red-Eye to Havre de Grace follows Poe on his last lecture tour from Virginia to New York, focusing on a stop in Maryland when a train conductor saw Poe wearing a strangers clothes headed south, where he would die just days later. This new musical informed by 19th Century train routes, historical accounts and Poe's own writing, creates a spellbinding sketch of a man you soon realize you know little about.