Poseidon Theatre to Stage Immersive 'COOPING THEORY' in Former Cellar Speakeasy
Poseidon Theatre Company brings their first original production following their sold out inaugural production of Antigone. The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe? a site-specific immersive theatre event located in a former cellar speakeasy in the heart of Williamsburg Brooklyn.
Produced & Directed by Aaron Salazar with a Book by Nate Suggs. Original Music by Conor Heffernan & Manuel "Cj" Pelayo, Co-written by Samantha Lacey Johnson Featuring: Caroline Banks, Dara Kramer, Hayden Moore & Gordon Palagi.
"We are telling a ghost story," director Aaron Salazar said. "We believe Poe died in a horrific practice known as Cooping. He was found belligerent in a tavern in Baltimore on election day, after all...political gangs at that time were willing to do whatever it took to get their candidate to win. No cost would be too great for these groups. They would steal election ballots, bribe judges and potential opposition voters were intimidated. However, in even more extreme cases, some groups would kidnap innocent bystanders, drug them with opioids and alcohol and hold them in a room. Then be forced to go out to several different polls to vote over and over. Some would be forced into different clothes as a precaution so they could keep the victim voting."
In the Year 1949, three Elite Members of the Poe Society gather in remembrance of the 100 Year Anniversary of the death of Edgar Allan Poe. They hope to induct new members into the Society as well as attempt something that has never been done before: summon the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe and hopefully discover how he really died , However, their foray into the spirit world, through the eyes of a medium, takes a sharp left when the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe arrives. Only events do not transpire how anyone expected...
The Cooping Theory is an original, immersive, and intimate theatre event for only 30 guests a night featuring craft cocktails, food, and a paranormal experience. All framed by the great words of this master of the macabre and located in a subterranean 150-year-old former Speakeasy at St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club in Williamsburg Brooklyn. An adult must accompany Guests under the age of 16. Must be 21+ to drink.
The Cooping Theory has a running time of 2 hours with a 90-minute cocktail and dinner pre-show experience. There is a private entrance to the Speakeasy and a full live music venue/bar located upstairs at St. Mazie Bar & Supper Club to enjoy following the show, featuring a beautiful outdoor patio. Drink, Eat and hold on for a ride into the unknown.
IF YOU GO:
The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?
An immersive theatre event
WHEN: Wednesdays beginning May 3, 2017, Tickets on sale now through July 26, 2017
WHERE: St. Mazie Bar & Supper Club 345 Grand St, (Williamsburg) Brooklyn, NY 11211
TICKETS: $75.00 General Admission & $100.00 Premium Reserved Seating
DOORS OPEN for PRE-SHOW: 6:30 PM SHOW BEGINS: 8:00 PM
(Show Info) www.poseidontheatrecompany.com/thecoopingtheory
(Box Office) www.artful.ly/poseidon-theatre-company
(Tickets & Info) 212-457-0889 call or text for tickets!
Tickets are also available at the door the day of the performance starting at 6:30 PM
DISCOUNT: Use Code - POE35 at checkout to save $35 off each ticket.
Poseidon Theatre Company is committed to the continued exploration of classics & the development of new multidisciplinary work. P.T.C. strives to create visceral theatrical experiences that continue to communicate to modern audiences classic and new stories. Through the art of theatre, P.T.C. hopes to create an immersive environment that is inclusive and accessible thus making all involved feel unified in the journey of the human experience. Poseidon Theatre Company is helmed by founder & Producing Artistic Director: Aaron Salazar