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(2017) The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?

From 18 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Intense, Great acting

About the show

Poseidon Theatre Company revives this immersive, Poe-centric experience in a Brooklyn speakeasy for the Halloween season. More…

The year is 1949. The place: St. Charles Cellar, a dark tavern that is the meeting place of the Poe Society. Three elite members have gathered in remembrance of the centennial of the author's death, hoping to summon his spirit. The event takes a sharp turn, however, and things do not transpire as predicted. The room accommodates only 30 guests per performance for an evening of craft cocktails, dinner, and a paranormal experience, all set to the words of America's greatest master of the macabre. Note: There is a $25 food/drink minimum in addition to the ticket price.


Member Reviews (18)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Intense, Great acting
76
Avg Score

67
Disappointing, Intense

See it if you really like Poe

Don't see it if if you think you will learn anything about Poe

80
Profound, Intense, Great writing, Mysterious

See it if you enjoy Edgar Allan Poe's writing.

Don't see it if you don't like Edgar Allan Poe.

Also Very immersive, the way the girl receives you in the red hall. Avoid a... Read more Read less

65
Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you are a hard core Edgar Allan Poe fan wanting a light spook in the evening

Don't see it if you want more than a dinner followed by angry shouting/screaming of Edgar Allan Poe's writings by 'possesed' actors...

For a previous production
70
Ambitious, Absorbing, Meditative

See it if ..you enjoy a creative poetry readings. If you look for an unusual dinner or brunch experience to share with your date or friends.

Don't see it if ..you are waiting for elaborate plot. The show is mostly about the atmosphere, not the action.

For a previous production
100
Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want an intense and spooky experience

Don't see it if you don't enjoy good theater

For a previous production
100
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if If your looking for a different take on plays overall, it's very interactive with there audience and truly one of a kind

Don't see it if There's no reason not to. It's a must see and great experience!

For a previous production
100
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing, Intense

See it if You are interested in an immersive experience

Don't see it if You want to see dancing

For a previous production
100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intense, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if You love adventures, mystery, unexpected experiences, immersive theater, talented cast and cool hip environments.

Don't see it if You are scared of ghosts or other worldly spirits coming to visit.

For a previous production
100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see

See it if You enjoy great poetry and literature...and burgers.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy great poetry and literature...and burgers.

For a previous production
98
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if you appreciate immersive theater, great acting, and poetry.

Don't see it if you don't like food, acting, and poetry as there are no other reasons to miss out!

Also This show transports the audience to another time that features a spir... Read more Read less

For a previous production
90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if If you like different experiences and new ways to tell a story. If you like mystery and suspense.

Don't see it if I only have reasons to go see it

For a previous production
100
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy, Must see

See it if You want to be entertained by great theater and good food and you support new writers!

Don't see it if You're under age 12

For a previous production
100
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Intelligent, Profound

See it if A captivating show! It was an immersive experience that made you truly appreciate the poems by Poe. The show is extremely well written .

Don't see it if see it

For a previous production
100
Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You want to immerse yourself in an absorbing new theater experience.

Don't see it if U prefer a traditional theater setting with rows of seats facing a stage.

For a previous production
100
Enchanting, Clever, Delightful, Creative

See it if You'd enjoy a special setting and a clever plot

Don't see it if You go to shows just for the gratuitous elements

For a previous production
88
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You're looking for a fun, engaging evening of immersive theatre.

Don't see it if You don't want to pay close attention to the plot of something.

For a previous production
87
Entertaining, Intense, Absorbing, Great staging, Edgy

See it if You enjoy being immersed in theater

Don't see it if You don't enjoy intensity

For a previous production
100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Intense, Edgy

See it if You enjoy immersive, experiential theatre that submerges you in a new world of intrigue and mystery.

Don't see it if You are looking for a run-of-the-mill proscenium play.


June 22nd, 2017
for a previous production “Whether you find this sort of hokum entertaining is strictly up to you…I was alternately amused and irritated, and, even with a brief eighty-minute running time, I was more than ready for it to be over long before Poe's spirit was sent back to the astral plane…The removal and/or tuning down of e...
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June 11th, 2017
for a previous production "Intriguing in concept, 'The Cooping Theory' fumbles in its execution. Its pre-show supper club steeps us in the evening’s boozy mystery, but runs a little too long to serve the plot...The lengthy, quote-heavy possession sequences set the piece’s atmosphere more than they forward its narrative......
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June 16th, 2017
for a previous production "All of the actors commit fully, maintaining a level of energy that at times overwhelms the space but which is nonetheless commendable. The difficulty is that the piece starts at such a high level of energy, there is little place to go...The horror doesn’t fully develop into a narrative...‘The Co...
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June 16th, 2017
for a previous production "The show contains enough Poe trivia and quotes to satiate the biggest of fans, and when the medium finally appears, the creative team gets to put on a show that ought to have chills going down our spines. And yet, there is something that never fully clicks, in between the overeagerness to please...
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