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Poe (musical)

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Poe
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Promotional poster
MusicRachel Wolf
LyricsRachel Wolf
BookRachel Wolf
BasisThe life of Edgar A. Poe
PremiereOctober 12, 2018: Chemeketa Theatre in Salem, Oregon
Productions
  • 2018 World Premiere Staged Readings

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POE the musical[1] is a stage musical based on the life of American writer, editor, and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe with music, lyrics, and book by Rachel Wolf. Sponsored by Chemeketa Theatre[2], the musical had world premiere staged readings in October 2018 in Salem, Oregon.

Synopsis[edit]

Chronicling the life of Edgar Allan Poe, the musical finds Poe rising from the grave to reconcile his life and fix the legacy tarnished by Rufus Wilmot Griswold. Via a hypnosis-induced dream-state, Poe steps back into his life with the help of his therapist (Death).

Characters[edit]

  • Edgar A. Poe – The protagonist, a sensitive and melancholic writer and literary critic
  • Death – Poe's therapist
  • Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe – Poe's wife
  • Maria Poe Clemm – Poe's mother-in-law
  • Rufus Wilmot Griswold – Poe's literary executor and nemesis
  • Fanny Sargent Osgood – A famous poet of the time who had a special friendship with Poe
  • Charles Dickens – The famous British author
  • George Graham – Proprietor and publisher of Graham's Magazine
  • Frances Allan – Poe's foster mother
  • John Allan – Poe's foster father

Original Cast[edit]

References[edit]


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