WHO KILLED EDGAR ALLAN POE? - The Cooping Theory 1969
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WHO KILLED EDGAR ALLAN POE? - The Cooping Theory 1969
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WHO KILLED EDGAR ALLAN POE? - The Cooping Theory 1969 NYC Reviews and Tickets

61%
(43 Reviews)
Positive
44%
Mixed
33%
Negative
23%
Members say
Confusing, Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious, Absorbing

About the Show

The Poseidon Theatre Company invites you to explore the world and words of Edgar Allan Poe in this multi-room immersive paranormal experience in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.

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Member Reviews (43)

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88 Reviews | 23 Followers
75
Intense, Dizzying, Confusing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like horror, and Edgar Allan Poe, in that order. You're willing to ferret out pieces of the story by yourself

Don't see it if The relationships between the characters didn't seem to really matter. We are basically asked to bear witness to mass possession. Read more

8 Reviews | 2 Followers
77
Confusing, Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if you love immersive theatre for its atmosphere, interactivity and settings.

Don't see it if you don't like ambiguity in immersive theatre and expect clear storytelling.

8 Reviews | 2 Followers
31
What the?, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if this is NOT theater. this is bad interactive performance art that is incoherent and annoying. a little poe didn't even go a long way

Don't see it if you don't want a normal theater experience that you can comprehend at the end!

1 Review | 0 Followers
25
Disappointing, Confusing

See it if Your obsessed w/ Poe. You love novice acting. You want to see how not to do experiential or choose your own adventure theater.

Don't see it if Value your time. Value quality lighting. Value theater. Like to be scared Want to experience something different Read more

941 Reviews | 224 Followers
During previews
75
Refreshing, Resonant, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if If you like Poe, immersive plays. Very edgy in a nice space. Entertaining, especially if you like Poe.

Don't see it if 2.5 hours long walking around talking with actors is not for everyone.

764 Reviews | 212 Followers
During previews
52
Uneven and repetitive, Interesting use of space, Disappointing, Confusing, Quirky

See it if you are open to a work that needs refinement - there are some good moments of interaction with actors and the space is interesting.

Don't see it if you expect a rewarding immersion experience - it's a lot of moving around when it gets going and the sounds drown out the actors quite often

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
During previews
60
Confusing, Edgy, Highly dramatic, Interesting venue, Well intentioned cast

See it if you enjoy interactive performances. The actors work hard to engage the audience. The space is interesting. The chicken wings are delicious.

Don't see it if you expect a complex theatrical experience. The first hour was mostly drinks and food. The remaining time was mostly dramatic poetryreadings

MJK
677 Reviews | 186 Followers
During previews
25
Disorganized, Irritating, Shrill, Excruciating

See it if you're a huge Poe fan & want to hear some of his poetry & prose skillfully recited periodically between shrieking, wailing & convulsing.

Don't see it if u don't want to wander aimlessly through halls & doors & rooms in search of some meaning. [U don't stand a ghost of a chance of finding it.] Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

Theatre is Easy
October 3rd, 2019

"An immersive psychological thriller kills with a stellar visual and audio design, but lacks coherence in the narrative. The participants are cast as the new members of The Poe Society and are invited to follow the characters through the labyrinth of Underground."
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Off Off Online
September 17th, 2019

"The first hour is a mixer for the audience to get to know the characters…But once the séance goes awry, the show does too. The characters become possessed by spirits of Poe or his family …the characters are possessed, and, whether catatonic, cataleptic, psychotic or just plain frantic, are too much of the same."
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TheaterScene.net
September 11th, 2019

"As for the show, it may be 'the only story-driven, multi-room immersive experience in the heart of Times Square,' but as written by Nate Raven it is very thin on information about 19th century writer Poe…it is mainly participation in a séance…which is neither spooky nor scary."
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