Arts Club to present musical fable inspired by Edgar Allan Poe

Part of the 2010 Cultural Olympiad and 2010 PuSh Festival, the Arts Club will present Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe at the Granville Island Stage from January 21 to February 6, 2010.

Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, the great master of the macabre, this whimsical, chilling musical fairytale reveals the psychology of a man whose haunting writings continue to resonate. Fused with music, Poe’s lingering myths are the basis for this Gothic dreamscape of his life.

For the Poe neophyte, Nevermore refers to his famous poem, “The Raven,” about the bird with a knack for omen.

The work, from Edmonton’s award-winning Catalyst Theatre, was originally commissioned for the 2009 Magnetic North Theatre Festival to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe.

Nevermore —The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
The cast of Nevermore —The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe. Photo by Sean McLennan.

Catalyst Theatre, creators of the 2008 PuSh Festival hit Frankenstein, is an Edmonton-based theatre company that creates bold new productions. Catalyst’s award-winning work can be described as “small-scale spectacle”—big plays with big ideas, stunning, surreal designs, evocative musical scores, and a heightened approach to language, movement and performance style.

The Arts Club presents Nevermore as part of the 2010 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and the 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
January 21 to February 6, 2010
Monday at 8 pm, Tuesday at 7:30 pm, Wednesday–Saturday at 8 pm, and Wednesday & Saturday at 2 pm

Tickets are $25 and $45. Call the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644 or visit artsclub.com.

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