Action Opera Red-Eye to Havre de Grace Opens at New York Theatre Workshop April 30

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30 Apr 2014

Ean Sheehy
Ean Sheehy

Red-Eye to Havre de Grace, an action-opera about Edgar Allen Poe's last days alive, officially opens at the New York Theatre Workshop April 30 following previews that began April 22. 

Directed by Thaddeus Phillips, the production runs through June 1.

Red-Eye to Havre de Grace is by Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental, created by Thaddeus Phillips, Jeremy Wilhelm, David Wilhelm, Geoff Sobelle, Sophie Bortolussi and Ean Sheehy.

The cast includes Ean Sheehy, Alessandra Larson, Jeremy Wilhelm and David Wilhelm.

"Set in September of 1849, Red-Eye to Havre de Grace follows Poe on his last lecture tour from Virginia to New York, focusing on a stop in Maryland when a train conductor saw Poe wearing a stranger's clothes headed south, where he would die just days later," press notes state. "This new musical, informed by 19th century train routes, historical accounts, and Poe's own writing, creates a spellbinding sketch of a man you soon realize you know little about."

Red-Eye to Havre de Grace features creative consultation by Teller, choreography by Sophie Bortulussi, lighting design by Drew Billiau, sound design by Rob Kaplowitz and costume design by Rosemarie Mckelvey. The production includes music by Wilhelm Bros. & Co. Phillips is stage manager.

The Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental is a theatre creation team that uses "rough" media, documentary footage, transformational scenography, improvisation and research in their works.

Visit nytw.org for more information.