Director Ed Rutherford’s cast of seven is perfectly attuned to his stylish and stylized direction and Derek Van Barham’s choreography.
— Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
Visually dark and delightfully gothic...a very seductive production that stays true to the nature of one of America’s tragic artists.
— Noel Schecter, New City Stage
Anyone fascinated by Poe and his literary legacy will find much to feast upon here.
— Amy Munice, Picture this Post
Well sung, stylishly designed, dressed with clever costumes and enhanced by engaging puppets...
— Debra Davy, Chicago Splash
A dark and dazzling musical.
— Rick & Brenda McCain, Let's Play
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Jeff Recommended! Nevermore- The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe!

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? Written and composed by Jonathan Christenson, this Chicago premiere musical weaves fact and fiction into a tapestry of music and poetry.

Black Button Eyes Productions bring this show to life under the direction of their Producing Artistic Director, Ed Rutherford, with music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham.

January 5-28, 2018 At The Edge Theater 5451 N Broadway, Chicago

Performances Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3 pm, plus 2 pm Saturday matinees on January 13, 20 and 27.

Run time: Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, with one ten minute intermission.

Starring: Kevin Webb as Poe, with Megan DeLay, Jessicar Lauren Fisher, Ryan Lanning, Matt McNabb, Maiko Terazawa, Jeremy Trager

Understudies: Mike Frale, Maddy Kelly, Peter Ruger