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Charleston Arts Festival / Poe, A Play In The Dark

  • Queen Street Playhouse 20 Queen Street Charleston, SC 29401 (map)

Once upon a midnight dreary…” 

An original music and movement exploration of the haunting recesses of Edgar Allan Poe’s mind upon the conception of his masterwork, “The Raven”, Poe | A Play In The Dark will feature a score composed and performed by Andrew Walker, Co-founder and Director of the Charleston Arts Festival, and movement choreographed by Sara Sumner, Starla Kurtz, Stephanie Burg and Jenny Broe,  Chief Mad Scientist and Owner of Dance Lab. 

A thrilling, quirky and peculiar story, Poe will transport you into his study and onto his page while illuminating his obsessive nature, rich with madness yet full of beauty. This madness brought on by the premonition of his lost love ignites his brilliance and gives birth to his most amazing work. Through narration, music and dance, the play unfolds Poe’s tremendous undertaking and exploits the outright war he fights with himself to complete such a masterpiece. The question is, will he possess the courage, wisdom and strength to emerge from his mind’s darkest corners alive or will he be trapped there “nevermore”?