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What’s On (Edmonton): Nevermore, The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe – Catalyst Theatre

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What’s On (Edmonton): Nevermore, The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe – Catalyst Theatre

Scott Shpeley, Photo by David Cooper

Scott Shpeley, Photo by David Cooper

Catalyst’s multi award-winning internationally hit returns to Edmonton for a limited run.

Delightfully dark, heartbreakingly comic, playfully perverse, beautiful and grotesque, Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe is a whimsical and chilling musical fairytale for adults. The line between fact and fiction in this tale is slim, dreams function as reality – and just like in Poe’s work life and death are blurry. Bizarrely beautiful and wonderfully witty, Nevermore uses haunting song, poetic storytelling and surreal imagery to explore the events that shaped Poe’s career and ignited his lifelong battle with “visions dark and sinister.”

photo by Emily Cooper

photo by Emily Cooper

“…the show might provide Lloyd Webber with some useful pointers towards his next show.”Telegraph UK

“The only true tragedy for this ingenious, outrageous production, however, is that it’s only playing in New York until November 7. See it if you can!” NY Theater

“Wildly imaginative and utterly inspired… Do whatever it takes to see, hear and experience this outrageous opera… This is a landmark piece of theatre” Vancouver Sun

“It is audacious, outlandish and mesmerizing… They hold you in their spell for two glorious hours.” Calgary Sun

Vanessa Sabourin, Scott Shpeley and Shannon Blanchet, phot by David Cooper

Vanessa Sabourin, Scott Shpeley and Shannon Blanchet, phot by David Cooper

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