An action opera about the final days of Edgar Allan Poe.

Created by Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental
in collaboration with the Wilhelm Bros. & Co. / USA

On September 27, 1849, Edgar Allan Poe set out on a lecture tour from Virginia to New York. Days later a train conductor saw Poe in Havre de Grace, Maryland, wearing a stranger’s clothing and heading south to Baltimore, where he died on October 7.

Duration: 90 minutes.  No interval. Ages: 14-plus.

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” The last, distraught days of Edgar Allan Poe are charted with spellbinding vitality in ‘RED-EYE to Havre de Grace.’  At times funny, at times heartbreaking, and from quirky start to haunting finish a feast of entrancing visual allurements, this exquisite show is among the most original musical theater works I’ve seen in years.

With great invention, affection and wit, ‘RED-EYE to Havre de Grace’ adds new dimensions to our understanding of an American writer more famed than honored these days, creating a moving portrait of a gifted but haunted man struggling against psychological demons and the dark tide that draws us all toward extinction.”
– Charles Isherwood, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental and Wilhelm Bros. & Co.’s production is one of the rare experiences in which you feel separated from your body as the fluid, dreamlike tableaux of RED-EYE take residence in your mind and firmly stay put. For a dance-heavy piece about a dying author, RED-EYE is as fleet as a Wes Anderson comedy… this surreal and haunting play forces us to question the human experience in the modern age. ‘Has all this speed made us more happy – or more wise – than we were 6,000 years ago?’ Poe asks. We’re still figuring out the answer to that one, but the soulful, bravura RED-EYE to Havre de Grace will make you both happier and wiser.”

Created by Thaddeus Phillips, Jeremy Wilhelm, Geoff Sobelle, David Wilhelm, Sophie Bortolussi

Creative Consultant…Teller
Choreography…Sophie Bortolussi
Lighting…Drew Billiau
Sound…Rob Kapolowitz
Costumes…Rosemaie McKelvew
Music…Wilhelm Bros. & Co.
Supertitle Design…Spencer Sheriden
Technical Director…Rajiv Shah
Tour Technical Director…Spencer Sheriden
Designed & Directed by Thaddeus Phillips