March 8, 2011
Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents Edgar Allan Poe's “Nevermore"
Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents Edgar Allan Poe's “Nevermore" with music by Matt Connor and book by Grace Barnes. The production runs from March 23-25, in Stage III, Webster Hall, 470 E. Lockwood Ave. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. only on Sunday. Admission is $12 for the general public and $6 for senior adults and students. For ticket reservations, call the Fine Arts Hotline at 968-7128.
Take a dark and mysterious journey into the life of Edgar Allan Poe. "Nevermore" begins at the end of Poe's life, when the master of horror was found semiconscious in Baltimore on Oct. 3, 1849. This imaginative musical uses Poe's poetry and short stories as its base and his shifting obsession with the women in his life as its catalyst. With hauntingly beautiful melodies, "Nevermore" breathes new life into Poe's work and explores a twisted true-life tale that is as bizarre as his classic stories of the macabre.
The title is drawn from Poe's famous poem, "The Raven," about the bird with a knack for omen.
Sharon Albaladejo directs "Nevermore."