January 30, 2015
Edgar Allan Poe had some issues. That’s not too surprising for anyone who loves his writing, or even anyone who had to read “The Tell-Tale Heart” for a high school class. His life handed him more than his share of tragedy, and he turned it into stories of terror and bizarre creativity without compare. Step inside the mind of Mr. Poe at the newly opened “Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe” at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) on Broadway!
The Tell-Tale Stage
Once upon a midnight dreary, young Edgar is born to a father who’s too fond of his drink, and a mother whose health isn’t the strongest. Edgar’s father leaves him, and not many years after, his mother passes away. This tragic beginning of a life that inspired a writer to tell the story of a man walled up in a basement, and a student who has a nervous breakdown because of a bird.
“Nevermore” is a gorgeous, lavish production which takes the audience into the dark and Gothic life of a troubled gentleman. Living a life of addiction, poverty, and loss, Poe still turned out some of the most unforgettable literature before his mysterious demise. Creepy, incredible costumes combined with original music blur the lines between reality and nightmarish fantasy as the story explores Poe’s fascination with the morbid.
All that We See or Seem
“Nevermore” played in New York a few years ago. Since then, the production has expanded dramatically. If you enjoyed it in 2010, you’ll want to go back for a second watch. They’ve added several new songs, and revised the script to make it even better!
How inspirational can a ferry be? Our passengers are outright poetic when polled about their choice in transportation. Just ask them, “Tell me of your favorite ferry, from Highlands to Manhattan’s shore?” Quoth our riders, “Seastreak more!”
Sea you soon!
The Seastreak Family
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