Closed 2h 30m
WHO KILLED EDGAR ALLAN POE? - The Cooping Theory 1969
Midtown W
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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)

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

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.

Critic Reviews (3)

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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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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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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