Innovative theater director Thaddeus Phillips teams up with the Minneapolis-based musical duo Wilhelm Bros. & Co. to create an action-opera that follows the odd details surrounding Edgar Allan Poe’s mysterious last days. Set in September 1849, RED- EYE to HAVRE de GRACE follows Poe on a tour from Virginia to New York, focusing on a stop in Maryland where a train conductor saw Poe in a stranger’s clothes headed south...where he would die just days later. This new musical informed by 19th century train routes, historical accounts and Poe’s letters to his mother-in-law casts Poe in a new light by exploring his writings on the gold rush, furniture and the universe.
“THIS EXQUISITE SHOW IS AMONG THE MOST ORIGINAL MUSICAL THEATER WORKS I HAVE SEEN IN YEARS” —The New York Times
ABOUT LUCIDITY SUITCASE INTERCONTINENTAL
Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental is a highly enigmatic theatre team that uses improvisations, objects, maps, photos, stories, languages, music and transforming scenography to create original theatre. Lucidity's work has been presented Off-Broadway and on tour across the USA, Europe and South America.
RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
|Created by||Thaddeus Phillips|
|Choreography by||Sophie Bortolussi|
|Lighting by||Drew Billiau|
|Sound by||Rob Kaplowitz|
|Constumes by||Rosemarie McKelvew|
|Music by||Wilhelm Bros. & Co.|
|Supertitle Design||Spencer Sheridan|
|Technical Director||Rajiv Shah|
|Tour Technical Director||Spencer Sheridan|
|Designed & Directed by||Thaddeus Phillips|
- Location: Emerson/Paramount Center Mainstage
- By: Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental
- Collaborators: Thaddeus Phillips, Jeremy Wilhelm, Geoff Sobelle, David Wilhelm, Sophie Bortolussi
- Music by: Wilhelm Bros. & Co.
- Directed and Stage Design by: Thaddeus Phillips
- Presented in Association with: Arktype
- Series: Pioneer
- Ages: 12+
- Running Time: 100 minutes with no intermission