Red-Eye to Havre de Grace


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Creators Thaddeus Phillips, Jeremy Wilhelm, David Wilhelm, Geoff Sobelle and Sophie Bortolussi with Ean Sheehy
Music by Wilhelm Bros. & Co.
Direction and Stage Design Thaddeus Phillips

2013/14 Season

April 22, 2014—June 1, 2014

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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 1849Red-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