The House on Poe Street
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The House on Poe Street
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The House on Poe Street NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(14 Reviews)
Positive
79%
Mixed
14%
Negative
7%
Members say
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky

About the Show

Yonder Window Theater Company presents this new piece where gothic ghosts encounter modern monstrosities when twin sisters inherit the house where Poe is reputed to have composed 'The Raven.'

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Member Reviews (14)

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705 Reviews | 214 Followers
50
Campy, Quirky, Fluffy, Ridiculous, Indulgent

See it if Some fun campy scenes by the attractive but devious sisters and the spirit medium. Good songs.

Don't see it if Holy hormones Batman! So silly it was like a cartoon. Dull anti-capitalist sentiment. Pseudo-scientific paranormal drivel. Awful dialog.

387 Reviews | 132 Followers
10
Ineffective, Shallow, Cartoony, noel coward-like humor and characters, Ambitious but counterproductive

See it if a superficial treatment of gender & class issues makes you feel superior for being able to chuckle off obviously simplistic arguments

Don't see it if you recognize a straw man fallacy when you see one Read more

289 Reviews | 91 Followers
100
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You want to see some excellent actors, a wonderful play that captures today's times and social issues brilliantly. Clever songs too!

Don't see it if No reason not to see..

295 Reviews | 27 Followers
65
Quirky, Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you're interested in Edgar Allen Poe and want to see a creative story concerning him.

Don't see it if You want to see a cohesive, relevant, entertaining show. Read more

124 Reviews | 34 Followers
88
Clever, skillful, imaginative

See it if you’d like an amusing, well-done production where the ghost of Poe, his wife, and the raven hover over the proceedings.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy Gothic stories with improbabilities or tales by Poe. Read more

113 Reviews | 31 Followers
95
Delightful, Exquisite, Great writing, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you like intelligent writing, delightfully wacky twins, Edgar Allan Poe, + Gothic ghosts. Fantastical fun with serious issues.

Don't see it if you want your plays strictly realistic and you don't appreciate having fun with political and social issues.

86 Reviews | 20 Followers
75
Confusing, Edgy, Quirky

See it if You are a fan of Poe and productions with a supernatural overtone, and are willing to suspend reality for a very offbeat plot.

Don't see it if You prefer more realistic productions and would not appreciate an unusual plot.

45 Reviews | 10 Followers
94
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see

See it if you want to see an engaging, fresh tale set in a gothic house. The script is very smart, design elements, cast and direction are top notch.

Don't see it if You don't like theatre that's a bit dark.

Critic Reviews (3)

Stage Buddy
November 2nd, 2017

"A tricky piece of work, living somewhere between black and romantic comedy...The strength of the play lies in the biological science that it begins to examine...The playwright has a wonderful facility with Poe's work...This work has merit, but perhaps in another incarnation the playwright might strive to create more compassion for the characters...Smooth direction and excellent set design helped us digest the evening's more sombre overtones with relish and delight."
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Times Square Chronicles
November 3rd, 2017

“A delightful production...While the finer points of the story are dubious, the show is beautiful, engaging, and strange...Gael crafts an intriguing story and impeccable dialogue, however, most of the play is exposition...I rather enjoyed the story and the performance, yet I find a bizarre irony in the fact that a story about two very strong female characters surrounded by subpar characters is told from the perspective of a two-dimensional male character.”
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November 9th, 2017

"The medium (Laura Johnston), an intriguing mixture of fringe occult with pragmatism, is a hoot...The songs are lovely. Director Katie McHugh had fun with the silences, with actors who open their eyes wide with surprise, go into violent spasms of spiritual possession, or cross their legs in unison. The pace was lively, the segues between direct address and perky dialogue were seamless. But the casting was curious and uneven, a disappointment in New York with its large pool of talent."
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