'Edgar Allan' follows 11-year-old Poe in his first year at Manor House School, as he seeks to gain academic ascendancy over the student body. All goes according to plan until another boy named Edgar Allan arrives in class, which complicates his schemes of dominance. 'Edgar Allan' is a darkly comedic and musical riff on the obsessions, mania, and insanity that haunted the life and work of America's first professional writer.
See it if You like new twists on familiar ideas. Done very well. Both actors did a great job. Costumes and lighting very nice.
Don't see it if If you don’t want your classics messed with. This takes some liberties with who the author thinks Edgar Allen might have been.
See it if Smirky, theatrical rendition of E.A. Poe as a kid in boarding school. Plays with your moral compass. Wonderful music.
Don't see it if You don't like dark comedy. You don't care for the point of view of a mischievous, lonely, egotistical child.
See it if you enjoy offbeat character centered theater with charming songs.
Don't see it if you require a lot of plot. This is a fast paced hour's entertainment.
See it if You want an imaginative story about Poe as a tween. You're familiar w/Poe's writing. You want great facial expressions-hilarious!
Don't see it if You prefer to see a biography play about Poe. You don't like gothic stories. You dislike ukeleles.
See it if You love small, experimental theater where everyone is willing to take risks and the actors perform their hearts out.
Don't see it if You don't want non-trad theater, tiny productions, anything weird, creepy or darkly funny. I loved every minute of this.
See it if you enjoy EAP's stories and want to see that type of creepy on stage. Interesting music, creepy characters, and funny. A little over the top
Don't see it if Poor lighting is a problem, half the time the actors were poorly lit. It was sometimes a little over the top, maybe for comedic effect?
See it if a 2 hander suggested by the young Edgar Allen Poe's life that includes a ukulele and enough quirk 2 fill a mausoleum intrigues you
Don't see it if expansive imagination and inventive staging, music, text & character work are not enough to engage you for 60 minutes
See it if You’d like a farcical treatment of obsession, narcissism, subconscious self-love/self-hate, & alter egos. Emphasis on farce.
Don't see it if You’re looking for something that treats those topics a little more seriously, or something genuinely spooky.
See it if you want to see a clever, quirky look at Poe as a possible 11yr old too-clever-for-his-own-good. Katie as young Edgar was hilarious.
Don't see it if you don't like funny, macabre plays with minimal cast (2) and staging. Oh, and there's a ukulele.
See it if You love anything about Edgar Allan Poe, and like enthusiastic, well-acted productions.
Don't see it if You don't like minimal productions or can't deal with plots that have a few holes in them.
See it if you're a die-hard EAP fan (I am) and simply must see anything & everything related to his life and works; like attending Fringe plays (I do)
Don't see it if the sound of a screeching 12 year old (Edgar #1) would grate on you; prefer your Poe straightforward
See it if A gothic Poe-like tale about Poe himself (sort of) Atmospheric,funny & poetic all at once.Great music too w/ lyrics lifted from Poe writings
Don't see it if You're expecting biographical material. This is a piece of interesting psychological fiction in the vein of a Poe story.
See it if you want to see 2 actors perform their take on the early life of Poe. They did an amazing job. You don't have to be a Poe fan to enjoy this.
Don't see it if you are not open minded to 2 person plays. I recommend just reading a quick bio of Edgar Allan to have a slight idea what you are in for.
See it if want a glimpse of what Poe might have been like in boarding school - played out in a memorable way with humor and great acting. Great fun!
Don't see it if you are looking for a serious biographical play; prefer larger venues.
See it if You enjoy new concepts and innovative story lines with a small cast. Excellent writing, performances and staging.
Don't see it if You want bright lights and big book musicals
See it if You want to see something utterly different and completely delightful, yet dark and disturbing.
Don't see it if You aren't into fringe festivals or prefer to sit in large glamorous theatres.
See it if you enjoy intimate bare bones theater, want to see actors who are well focused and talented and believe in their work.
Don't see it if you expect a traditional Broadway musical with a large cast, want an in depth bio of Poe's life or expect a lot of reference to his work
See it if you like dark comedies & superb acting w/minimal staging. This 2-hander delivers a subtle punch. Catch it before it's gone.
Don't see it if You don't like ukuleles, or you expect an intricate biographical tale about EAP. This is a fanciful dark comedy w/music. Weird but super fun
See it if You like small fringe shows that feature intelligent writing and acting. You are an Edgar Allan Poe.
Don't see it if You want a big show. You want a splashy musical. You don't like Poe.