"For the moon never beams, without bringing me dreams/Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; And the stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes/Of the beautiful Annabel Lee" —Edgar Allan Poe, "Annabel Lee"
Cast: 12M, 7W, 2 boys, extras (cast plays 52 parts)
Set: unit set, several magic tricks
Recommended for: high schools, colleges, general audiences
In September of 1847, Edgar Allan Poe is reported to have boarded a steamer in Baltimore Harbor for an overnight voyage to New York City. He never arrived. Five days later, Poe was found delirious on a Baltimore street and died soon thereafter. What transpired over those missing days has remained forever a mystery...until now. This imaginative play, utilizing the macabre stories and poems of one of America's most celebrated writers, ponders what might have happened to him on the dreary nightmare voyage at the end of his life. Filled with masterful illusions and disappearances, Nevermore! keeps audiences on the edge of their seats from the first curtain to the final denouement.