Red-Eye to Havre De Grace
Thu, Feb 13 - Sun, Feb 16, 2014
Times: Thu Feb 13 2014 - 7:30 PM, Fri Feb 14 2014 - 8:00 PM, Sat Feb 15 2014 - 2:00 PM, Sat Feb 15 2014 - 8:00 PM, Sun Feb 16 2014 - 2:00 PM
Venue: Paramount Center Mainstage
559 Washington St., Boston, Boston, MA 02111
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ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage presents: Red-Eye to Havre De Grace
Philadelphia-based director/performer Thaddeus Phillips teams up with the Minneapolis-based musical duo Wilhelm Bros. & Co. to create an action-opera that follows the odd details surrounding Edgar Allen Poe's mysterious last days. Set in September 1849, RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE follows Poe on a tour from Virginia to New York, focusing on a stop in Maryland where a train conductor saw Poe in a stranger's clothes headed south...where he would die just days later. This new musical informed by 19th century train routes, historical accounts and Poe's letters to his mother-in-law casts Poe in a new light by exploring his writings on the gold rush, fools, furniture and the universe.