RED-EYE TO HAVRE DE GRACE

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.”
-ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

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