NYTW Usual Suspect Thaddeus Phillips (¡El Conquistador!) teams up with the Minneapolis-based musical duo Wilhelm Bros. & Co. to create a visually striking and sonically complex action-opera about Edgar Allan Poe’s mysterious last days. Set in September of 1849, Red-Eye to Havre de Grace follows Poe on his last lecture tour from Virginia to New York, focusing on a stop in Maryland when a train conductor saw Poe wearing a strangers clothes headed south, where he would die just days later. This new musical, informed by 19th Century train routes, historical accounts and Poe’s own writing, creates a spellbinding sketch of a man you soon realize you know little about.
Choreography Sophie Bortolussi
Costume Design Rosemarie Mckelvy
Lighting Design Drew Billiau
Sound Design Rob Kaplowitz
Stage Manager Lindsey Turteltaub
with Alessandra L. Larson, Ean Sheehy, David Wilhelm and Jeremy Wilhelm