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Photo Flash: NEVERMORE Explores the Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

Following its hit production of SHOCKHEADED PETER, Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 season with the Chicago premiere musical NEVERMORE - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe, the moving life story of the iconic American writer told through haunting music, poetic storytelling and stunning stagecraft, with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Christenson. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford, with music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham, NEVERMORE will play January 5 - 28, 2018 at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at nevermorechicago.brownpapertickets.com. The press opening is Friday, January 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

NEVERMORE features Kevin Webb as Edgar Allan Poe with Megan DeLay, Jessica Lauren Fisher, Ryan Lanning, Matt McNabb, Maiko Terazawa and Jeremy Trager.

Edgar Allan Poe's life reads like one of his short stories: an unrelenting tale of misery and woe. His death is also shrouded in mystery. Was he just spectacularly unlucky, or did a supernatural shadow fall over his life? This Chicago premiere weaves fact and fiction into a tapestry of music and poetry.

The production team for NEVERMORE includes: Jeremy Hollis (scenic design, technical director) Beth Laske-Miller (costume design), Liz Cooper (lighting design), Robert Hornbostel (sound design), Rachelle "Rocky" Kolecke (props/puppet design) and Hazel McCabe-Flowers (stage manager).

PRODUCTION DETAILS:

Title: NEVERMORE - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jonathan Christenson

Director: Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford

Music Director: Nick Sula

Choreographer: Derek Van Barham

Cast: Kevin Webb as Edgar Allan Poe with Megan DeLay, Jessica Lauren Fisher, Ryan Lanning, Matt McNabb, Maiko Terazawa and Jeremy Trager.

Understudies: Mike Frale, Maddy Kelly and Peter Ruger

Location: The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway, Chicago

Dates: Press performance: Friday, January 5 at 7:30 pm

Regular run: Saturday, January 6 - Sunday, January 28, 2018

Curtain Times: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3 pm. Please note: there will be added matinee performances on Saturday, January 13, Saturday, January 20 and Saturday, January 27 at 2 pm.

Tickets: $30. Tickets are currently available at nevermorechicago.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person beginning one hour prior to each performance.

Photo Credit: Cole Simon



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