Nevermore - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

Nevermore - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
by Jonathan Christenson

Productions (33)
  • Musical
  • 115 - 125 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m (7-45 actors possible: 3-20 f, 4-25 m)
  • Set: Flexible and minimal, with an upstage area where images from Edgar's dreams appear.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-988-3

Nevermore - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
by Jonathan Christenson

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Productions (33)
  • Musical
  • 115 - 125 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m (7-45 actors possible: 3-20 f, 4-25 m)
  • Set: Flexible and minimal, with an upstage area where images from Edgar's dreams appear.

This unique and wildly theatrical musical combines haunting music and poetic storytelling to chronicle the fascinating life of iconic American writer Edgar Allan Poe. A literary rock star of his day, Poe struggles with tragedy and addiction, poverty and loss, yet produces some of the world's most original, visionary and enduring literature before dying in unexplained circumstances at the age of 40. At once gorgeous and grotesque, Nevermore explores the events that shape Poe's character and career, blurring the line between fact and fiction--after all, as Poe himself writes, "All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."

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Published Reviews

"Exquisitely stylish . . . a gothic fantasia."

The New York Times

"Theatrical genius! Reminds you of Tim Burton gone wild."

The Calgary Herald

"Wildly imaginative and utterly inspired! Not to be missed."

The Vancouver Sun

"A masterpiece."

The Londonist

"Four stars! Achieves the atmosphere of a vivid, unsettling dream."

The London Telegraph

"Wonderfully creepy and mesmerizing."

The Huffington Post

"Startling, beautiful, and haunting."

Theatremania

Production History

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Production Group
Location
NOV 09, 2018 - NOV 18, 2018
The Central New York Playhouse
Syracuse, NY United States
The Central New York Playhouse Syracuse, NY United States
OCT 18, 2018 - OCT 27, 2018
Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre
Clearfield, PA United States
Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre Clearfield, PA United States
MAR 15, 2018 - MAR 17, 2018
Jackson County Comprehensive High School
Jefferson, GA United States
Jackson County Comprehensive High School Jefferson, GA United States
JAN 20, 2018 - FEB 03, 2018
Valley High School
West Des Moines, IA United States
Valley High School West Des Moines, IA United States
JAN 12, 2018 - JAN 14, 2018
ASU School Of Music/Lyric Opera Theatre
Tempe, AZ United States
ASU School Of Music/Lyric Opera Theatre Tempe, AZ United States
JAN 12, 2018 - JAN 28, 2018
Playhouse Merced
Merced, CA United States
Playhouse Merced Merced, CA United States
JAN 05, 2018 - JAN 28, 2018
Black Button Eyes Productions
Chicago, IL United States
Black Button Eyes Productions Chicago, IL United States
OCT 20, 2017 - OCT 22, 2017
Hemlock Theatre Company
Staten Island, NY United States
Hemlock Theatre Company Staten Island, NY United States
OCT 06, 2017 - OCT 29, 2017
Mantorville Theatre Company
Mantorville, MN United States
Mantorville Theatre Company Mantorville, MN United States
JUL 21, 2017 - JUL 29, 2017
Scp/GREASEPAINT
SCOTTSDALE, AZ United States
Scp/GREASEPAINT SCOTTSDALE, AZ United States
MAY 04, 2017 - MAY 06, 2017
Round Lake High School Theatre
Round Lake, IL United States
Round Lake High School Theatre Round Lake, IL United States
APR 01, 2017 - APR 09, 2017
Strathcona High School
Edmonton, AB Canada
Strathcona High School Edmonton, AB Canada
JAN 30, 2017 - FEB 10, 2017
Northside High School
Warner Robins, GA United States
Northside High School Warner Robins, GA United States
JAN 13, 2017 - JAN 13, 2017
Parkway South High School
Ballwin, MO United States
Parkway South High School Ballwin, MO United States
OCT 30, 2016 - NOV 01, 2016
Northside High School
Warner Robins, GA United States
Northside High School Warner Robins, GA United States
OCT 28, 2016 - OCT 30, 2016
Dreamweavers Of West Tennessee
Savannah, TN United States
Dreamweavers Of West Tennessee Savannah, TN United States
OCT 21, 2016 - NOV 13, 2016
Lucent Performing Arts Dba Ignite Theatre
Aurora, CO United States
Lucent Performing Arts Dba Ignite Theatre Aurora, CO United States
OCT 21, 2016 - NOV 10, 2016
Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre
Decatur, IL United States
Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre Decatur, IL United States
OCT 21, 2016 - NOV 05, 2016
Doctuh Mistuh Productions
Austin, TX United States
Doctuh Mistuh Productions Austin, TX United States
AUG 05, 2016 - AUG 28, 2016
Green Valley Theatre Company
Sacramento, CA United States
Green Valley Theatre Company Sacramento, CA United States
JUL 07, 2016 - JUL 07, 2016
Skyline High School
Loveland, CO United States
Skyline High School Loveland, CO United States
JAN 14, 2015 - MAR 29, 2015
New World Stages
New York, NY United States
New World Stages New York, NY United States
MAR 07, 2014 - MAR 07, 2014
District Arts Centre
Vernon, AB Canada
District Arts Centre Vernon, AB Canada
MAR 01, 2014 - MAR 15, 2014
Kay Meek Centre
North Vancouver, BC Canada
Kay Meek Centre North Vancouver, BC Canada
FEB 15, 2014 - MAR 01, 2014
Westbury Theatre
Edmonton, AB Canada
Westbury Theatre Edmonton, AB Canada
OCT 19, 2011 - NOV 06, 2011
Persephone Theatre
Saskatoon, SK United States
Persephone Theatre Saskatoon, SK United States
JAN 03, 2011 - FEB 07, 2011
Vertigo Mystery Theatre
Calgary, AB Canada
Vertigo Mystery Theatre Calgary, AB Canada
OCT 25, 2010 - NOV 07, 2010
New Victory Theatre
New York, NY United States
New Victory Theatre New York, NY United States
JUL 05, 2010 - JUL 10, 2010
Barbican Theatre
London, United Kingdom
Barbican Theatre London, United Kingdom
FEB 13, 2010 - FEB 21, 2010
Catalyst Theatre
Edmonton, AB Canada
Catalyst Theatre Edmonton, AB Canada
JAN 18, 2010 - FEB 06, 2010
Arts Club Theatre
Vancouver, BC Canada
Arts Club Theatre Vancouver, BC Canada
JUN 10, 2009 - JUN 12, 2009
Luminato at Winter Garden Theatre
Toronto, ON Canada
Luminato at Winter Garden Theatre Toronto, ON Canada
MAR 06, 2009 - JUN 06, 2009
National Arts Centre / Magnetic North
Ottowa, ON Canada
National Arts Centre / Magnetic North Ottowa, ON Canada
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
NOV 09, 2018 - NOV 18, 2018
The Central New York Playhouse
Syracuse, NY United States
The Central New York Playhouse Syracuse, NY United States
OCT 18, 2018 - OCT 27, 2018
Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre
Clearfield, PA United States
Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre Clearfield, PA United States
MAR 15, 2018 - MAR 17, 2018
Jackson County Comprehensive High School
Jefferson, GA United States
Jackson County Comprehensive High School Jefferson, GA United States
JAN 20, 2018 - FEB 03, 2018
Valley High School
West Des Moines, IA United States
Valley High School West Des Moines, IA United States
JAN 12, 2018 - JAN 14, 2018
ASU School Of Music/Lyric Opera Theatre
Tempe, AZ United States
ASU School Of Music/Lyric Opera Theatre Tempe, AZ United States
JAN 12, 2018 - JAN 28, 2018
Playhouse Merced
Merced, CA United States
Playhouse Merced Merced, CA United States
JAN 05, 2018 - JAN 28, 2018
Black Button Eyes Productions
Chicago, IL United States
Black Button Eyes Productions Chicago, IL United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
JAN 05, 2018 - JAN 28, 2018
Black Button Eyes Productions
Chicago, IL United States
Black Button Eyes Productions Chicago, IL United States
OCT 21, 2016 - NOV 05, 2016
Doctuh Mistuh Productions
Austin, TX United States
Doctuh Mistuh Productions Austin, TX United States
JAN 14, 2015 - MAR 29, 2015
New World Stages
New York, NY United States
New World Stages New York, NY United States
MAR 07, 2014 - MAR 07, 2014
District Arts Centre
Vernon, AB Canada
District Arts Centre Vernon, AB Canada
MAR 01, 2014 - MAR 15, 2014
Kay Meek Centre
North Vancouver, BC Canada
Kay Meek Centre North Vancouver, BC Canada
FEB 15, 2014 - MAR 01, 2014
Westbury Theatre
Edmonton, AB Canada
Westbury Theatre Edmonton, AB Canada
OCT 19, 2011 - NOV 06, 2011
Persephone Theatre
Saskatoon, SK United States
Persephone Theatre Saskatoon, SK United States
JAN 03, 2011 - FEB 07, 2011
Vertigo Mystery Theatre
Calgary, AB Canada
Vertigo Mystery Theatre Calgary, AB Canada
OCT 25, 2010 - NOV 07, 2010
New Victory Theatre
New York, NY United States
New Victory Theatre New York, NY United States
JUL 05, 2010 - JUL 10, 2010
Barbican Theatre
London, United Kingdom
Barbican Theatre London, United Kingdom
FEB 13, 2010 - FEB 21, 2010
Catalyst Theatre
Edmonton, AB Canada
Catalyst Theatre Edmonton, AB Canada
JAN 18, 2010 - FEB 06, 2010
Arts Club Theatre
Vancouver, BC Canada
Arts Club Theatre Vancouver, BC Canada
JUN 10, 2009 - JUN 12, 2009
Luminato at Winter Garden Theatre
Toronto, ON Canada
Luminato at Winter Garden Theatre Toronto, ON Canada
MAR 06, 2009 - JUN 06, 2009
National Arts Centre / Magnetic North
Ottowa, ON Canada
National Arts Centre / Magnetic North Ottowa, ON Canada

Awards (2)

Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Original Score

Nominated for the Lucille Lortel Award Award for Outstanding Musical