Red-Eye to Havre de Grace is now playing at New York Theatre Workshop to sold out audiences. This play created with Edgar Allan Poe's poems is the most unique show seen in NYC this season. What does it take to get Edgar Allan Poe's famous poems reincarnated, sung with original music, staged to clever moving set pieces with award winning actors? Broadway Global will tell you! It takes a World Premiere in Philadelphia by Lucidity Suitcase and the 2012 FringeArts Festival as well as support by The Pew Center for the Arts & Heritage, New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W Mellon Foundation.
Let's just say that the road to Red-Eye to Havre de Grace was long, but well worth the wait. From March 1849 Edgar Ellen Poe's final work Eureka to 1996 where Thaddeus Phillips and Jeremy Wilhelm outlined ideas for this theatrical work. The journey included a staging in October 1997, a collaboration with internationally acclaimed multilingual theater director Tea Alagić in Colorado Springs, a 2002 Poe's Own Twilight Zone which was another version of work based on Poe, and 2004 when Phillips and Wilhelm decide to rework Poe's material on condition that Phillip's would stop playing Poe and direct. David Wilhelm, Jeremy's brother, joins as composer. Poe's Eureka text and last accounts from his last days are added to the material from the prior pieces and turned into outline for Red-Eye to Havre de Grace.
"Stunningly creative sets by Red-Eye to Havre de Grace Director Thaddeus Phillips are incorporated in the moving, staging and pace of the show. Even if Edgar Allan Poe's iconic poems sung to original music don't entice you to purchase a ticket, the staging and creative use of moving set pieces should! The cast Alessandra L. Larson, Ean Sheehy, David Wilhelm and Jeremy Wilhelm bring Poe back to life. The most unique theatre piece of the season, Red-Eye to Havre de Grace is a must see! Broadway Global.
Red-Eye to Havre de Grace is Poe refresher course, for those who may not remember how young Poe's wife was, how she died, how she inspired his writing... and his sad tragic end. Red-Eye to Havre de Grace Scenic Design by Thaddeus Phillips, Costume Design Rosemarie McKelvey, Lighting Design by Drew Billiau, Sound Design Robert Kalowitz, Choreography Sophie Bortolussi, Production Stage Manager Lindsey Turteltaub. Red-Eye to Havre de Grace was created by Thaddeus Phillips, Jeremy Wilhelm, Geoff Sobelle, David Wilhelm and Sophie Bortolussi with Ean Sheehy for Lucidity Suitcae International, and Music by Wilhelm Bros. & Co.
New York Theatre Workshop is located on the famed theatre 4th street in the heart of NYC. for tickets visit 79 E 4th Street New York, NY 10003 or call 212-789-9037. Red-Eye to Havre de Grace is a great way to re- introduce yourself to America's most prolific poet Edgar Allan Poe and his iconic poems. Red-Eye to Havre de Grace is a Theatre Chat and Broadway Global top pick.