1hr. 30min. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The Evening Crane Theatre presents the NYC premiere of The Spyglass Seven by Michael Seebold this Halloween. In The Spyglass Seven, the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe returns to the earth for a single night to search for his soul mate, and to visit with the ghosts of those he knew in life, including his cousin and wife Virginia Clemm, his literary rival Rufus Griswold, and his first and last love, Sarah Elmira Royster. From the misty environs of a graveyard at midnight, Poe's ghost reminisces about the life behind him and contemplates what, if anything, may yet lie in store on the other side of death's opaque veil.
The play incorporates poetry and writings from Poe and several of his contemporaries, including fellow 19th-century poets Frances Osgood, Elizabeth Ellet, and Poe's once-fiance Sarah Helen Whitman.