Events

DATE EVENT VENUE
January 17, 2015 - April 19, 2015
10:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Reimagining Poe: The Poe Illustrations of Richard Corben Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Award-winning artist Richard Corben has been producing some of the most compelling and original comic book adaptations to Poe's works for over four decades. Experience some of his best original artwork in this unique retrospective exhibit.
January 17, 2015 - May 24, 2015
10:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Chambers of the Red Death: A Study in Light and Shadow by Nicole Pisaniello Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Artist Nicole Pisaniello interprets Poe's terror tale "The Masque of the Red Death" through an exhibit of shadow boxes.
January 25, 2015 - March 1, 2015
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe New World Stages
340 W 50th, New York
To Open at New World Stages This Winter

Following Sold Out Runs at London’s Barbican Center
and The New Victory Theatre

Previews Begin Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Opening Night Set for Sunday, January 25, 2015

November 19, 2014 (New York, NY) – NEVERMORE – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe, a unique theatrical experience combining haunting music, poetic storytelling, and stunning stagecraft to tell the fascinating and moving life story of iconic American writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), will begin performances at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, with an official opening night scheduled for Sunday, January 25, 2015.

Beautiful and bizarre, playful and perverse, NEVERMORE- The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe is a whimsical and chilling musical play about the enigmatic writer who has fascinated the world for more than a century. A literary rock star in his day, Poe struggled with tragedy and addiction, poverty and loss, yet produced some of the world’s most original, visionary and enduring literature before dying in mysterious circumstances at the age of 40. At once gorgeous and grotesque, NEVERMORE blurs the line between fact and fiction, exploring the events that shaped Poe’s character and career and giving powerful expression to Poe’s words “all that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

NEVERMORE is written, composed, and directed by Catalyst Theatre’s (Edmonton, Canada) Artistic Director, Jonathan Christenson. The physical world of NEVERMORE – including sets, costumes, and lighting – is designed by Bretta Gerecke. The production features choreography by Laura Krewski and sound design is by Wade Staples.

Originally produced by Catalyst Theatre of Edmonton, Canada in 2009 to commemorate the bicentennial of Poe’s birth (January 19, 1809), NEVERMORE has toured extensively, including sold out limited engagements at London’s Barbican Center and New York’s New Victory Theatre in 2010. NEVERMORE has been expanded since its first New York appearance in 2010, with several new songs added and structural revisions made to the original script.

Six of the seven original NEVERMORE cast members will return for this engagement - Gaelan Beatty, Shannon Blanchett, Beth Graham, Ryan Parker, Garett Ross, and Scott Shpeley. Casting for the seventh and final role will be announced in the coming weeks.

NEVERMORE is produced by Radio Mouse Entertainment (M. Kilburg Reedy and Jason E. Grossman), Martin Hummel, Caiola Productions, Terry Schnuck, Susan Jaffe Tane, and Hernreich-Horvath Productions in association with Catalyst Theatre. The associate producers include Fireboat Productions, Carol L. Bixler, and Deepa Desai.

NEVERMORE – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe will be performed on the following schedule at New World Stages (340 West 50th street, between 8th and 9th avenues): Monday at 7:00pm, Wednesday at 8:00pm, Thursday at 2:30pm and 8:00pm, Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 2:30pm and 8:00pm, and Sunday at 3:00pm.

Tickets, priced $75 - $95, can be purchased at Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. A limited number of $30 rush tickets for each performance will be available for purchase by audience members under 30 years old (valid ID required at box office) two hours prior to each performance while supplies last.

For more information, visit: http://www.nevermoreshow.com
April 12, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Painting Session in the Enchanted Garden Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Spend an afternoon painting the Poe Museum's legendary Enchanted Garden with award-winning artist Chris Semtner. The fee is just $25 and benefits the Poe Museum's educational programming.
April 18, 2015
12:00 PM
Poe Museum at Triple Crossing Brewing Triple Crossing Brewing Company
113 S. Foushee St., Richmond, VA 23220
Come out and support the Poe Museum and Triple Crossing’s newest brew, the Black Cat IPA! A portion of the day’s proceeds will go to support the Museum’s Educational Programming.
April 23, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
April UNhappy Hour: "Israfel" Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
The Poe Museum kicks off another season of its popular Unhappy Hour series on April 23. Join us in the Poe Museum's Enchanted Garden for live music from the Tim Harding Group, food sponsored by Casa del Barco, a cash bar, and performances. The theme for this Unhappy Hour is Poe's story "Israfel."
April 23, 2015 - June 21, 2015
10:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Painting the Enchanted Garden 2 Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
In honor of the Garden Club of Virginia's ongoing restoration of the Poe Museum's legendary Enchanted Garden, artists will sketch, paint, collage, or photograph the Garden this spring for its second annual Painting the Enchanted Garden exhibit. The exhibit opens in time for the 93rd anniversary of the garden's public opening. Exhibit opening will take place on April 23 from 6-9 p.m.

If you are an artist interested in participating in the show, please contact the Poe Museum's curator Chris Semtner at [email protected] For more information, visit http://www.poemuseum.org/blog/paint-the-enchanted-garden/
April 26, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Enchanted Garden Talk and Tour with Landscape Architect Drew Harrigan Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Join us at the Poe Museum for an Enchanted Gardens Talk and Tour with Drew Harrigan. Mr. Harrigan is an accomplished landscape architect, the owner of Four Winds Landscape Design, and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Cost: $6 admission. Ask about discounts at the visitor services desk.
May 22, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Richmond Strange Stories Walking Tour Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Join us for the Poe Museum’s first ever Richmond Strange Stories Walking Tour! Learn about Richmond’s strange and storied past during a family-friendly walking tour around historic Shockoe Bottom and Church Hill.
May 28, 2015 - July 19, 2015
10:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Exhibit: "The Oblong Box" Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Put your sleuthing skills to the test as you learn about one of Poe’s lesser known mysteries!
May 28, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
May UNhappy Hour: "The Oblong Box" Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Join us in the Poe Museum's Enchanted Garden for live music from Teejay Johnson, a cash bar, food, and performances. The theme for this Unhappy Hour is Poe's story "The Oblong Box." Cost: $5
May 29, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Richmond Strange Stories Walking Tour Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Learn about Richmond’s strange and storied past during a family-friendly walking tour around historic Shockoe Bottom and Church Hill.
June 5, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Richmond Strange Stories Walking Tour Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Learn about Richmond’s strange and storied past during a family-friendly walking tour around historic Shockoe Bottom and Church Hill.
June 12, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Richmond Strange Stories Walking Tour Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Learn about Richmond’s strange and storied past during a family-friendly walking tour around historic Shockoe Bottom and Church Hill.
June 19, 2015
5:30 PM
Richmond Strange Stories Walking Tour Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Learn about Richmond’s strange and storied past during a family-friendly walking tour around historic Shockoe Bottom and Church Hill.
June 21, 2015 - June 27, 2015
08:00 AM - 20:00 PM
Edgar Allan Poe Young Writers' Conference 1914 East Main Street Richmond VA
Poe Museum
If you are or know a high school student who loves writing, this week-long residential writing conference is for you. Students will learn from professional editors, novelists, journalists, poets and more while visiting some of the sites that inspired Poe's works. Visit http://www.poemuseum.org/students-writers-conference.php for more information.
June 25, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
June UNhappy Hour: Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Join us in the Poe Museum's Enchanted Garden for live music by Fool's Errand, a cash bar, food, and performances. The theme for this Unhappy Hour is Poe's story "Hop-Frog." Cost: $5
June 26, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Richmond Strange Stories Walking Tour Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Learn about Richmond’s strange and storied past during a family-friendly walking tour around historic Shockoe Bottom and Church Hill.
July 23, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
July UNhappy Hour: "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Join us in the Poe Museum's Enchanted Garden for live music by The Embalmers, a cash bar, food, and performances. The theme for this Unhappy Hour is Poe's story "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether." Cost: $5
August 27, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August UNhappy Hour: "Premature Burial" Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Join us in the Poe Museum's Enchanted Garden for live music by Maroon Corey, a cash bar, food, performances, and grave-robbing prevention demonstration! The theme for this Unhappy Hour is Poe's story "Premature Burial." Cost: $5
September 24, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
September UNhappy Hour: "The Gold Bug" Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Join us in the Poe Museum's Enchanted Garden for live music by the Chris Vasi Trio, a cash bar, food, and performances. The theme for this Unhappy Hour is Poe's story "The Gold-Bug." Cost: $5
October 22, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
October UNhappy Hour: "The Cask of Amontillado" Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Join us in the Poe Museum's Enchanted Garden for the final Unhappy Hour of the year. This is also the spookiest one of the season and will feature live music by Connor Wood, a cash bar, food, and performances. Halloween costumes are encouraged, although not required! The theme for this Unhappy Hour is Poe's story "The Cask of Amontillado." Cost: $5

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