Red-Eye to Havre de Grace submerges us in the paranoid fever dream of Edgar Allen Poe's last days. Using Poe's poetry and prose, other people's memories (real and fictional), and a prodigious serving of imagination, the show combines music, dance, and rueful humor to evoke the sad unraveling of the drug-addled author.
The impressive cast is Ean Sheehy, Alessandra L. Larson, David Wilhelm, and Jeremy Wilhelm. The show was created by Thaddeus Phillips, the two Wilhelms, Geoff Sobelle, and Sophie Bortolussi, with Sheehy. The direction and stage design is by Phillips, the choreography is by Bortolussi, the lighting design is by Drew Billiau, the sound design is by Rob Kaplowitz, and the costume design is by Rosemarie McKelvy. The music is by Wilhelm Bros. & Co. Everyone contributes brilliantly.
(7th row on the aisle, press ticket)