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The year is 1849, and Edgar Allan Poe has just been buried. Shortly after a critic rants about his work, lo and behold, the poet’s ghost rises from the grave.

He is soon joined by Beauty incarnate, who tells him he has this one night to reunite with the most important women from his life. If Poe can choose a soul mate from among the ghosts, the two will spend eternity in peace. But fail to do so, and his death will be a lonely, And I Must Scream -scenario. No pressure.

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Taking place entirely in one set (a graveyard) this dialogue-heavy play explores the poet’s life through the eyes of his love interests; both the famous and forgotten.


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