Philadelphia Live Arts Festival+Philly Fringe: creatively imagining Poe’s last days


Hour 2

Did the 19th century writer, Edgar Allen Poe, want to explore his theories of the universe in his poem, Eureka, all the while being reduced to performing The Raven on modest-paying lecture tours? Philadelphia-based theater director, stage designer, and founder of Lucidity Suitcase IntercontinentalTHADDEUS PHILLIPS returns to the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival+Philly Fringe with an original play imagining Edgar Allan Poe’s last days through 19th century train routes, Poe’s letters to his mother-in-law and historical accounts, called “Red Eye to Havre de Grace.” He’ll be joined in-studio by his collaborators, the Minneapolis-based musical duo, JEREMY and DAVID WILHELM.

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