Hemlock Theatre Co.
NOW ON SALE FOR OUR 2017 Season:
Nevermore, the Imaginary Life & Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
October 20 @ 8pm * October 21 @ 8pm * October 22 @ 7pm
Presented at the Staten Island Unitarian Church (312 Fillmore Street, Staten Island, NY)
Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe is a unique and wildly theatrical musical play combining haunting music and poetic storytelling to tell the fascinating and moving life story of iconic American writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849).
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc
All tickets are final and non-refundable
Why Hemlock? Hemlock, or Conium maculatum, is a poisonous plant native to Europe, the Mediterranean, and Africa. Referenced in ancient Greek literature, Socrates, on trialfor corrupting the youth and impiety, was sentenced to death by drinking a hemlock based mixture. Theatre gives us an opportunity to pose philosophical questions and explore the human condition through art. Hemlock is a reminder that not all who set out in search for answers were fortunate enough to do so without facing punishment or prosecution.
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