Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

WHO KILLED EDGAR ALLAN POE? - The Cooping Theory 1969

From 43 member  reviews
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. More…

From the show:

This immersive experience is 21 + Valid ID is required to enter. There is a $25 Beverage/Food Minimum per guest.

The Year is 1969.

A new generation of the Poe Society hosts a cocktail party to commemorate the anniversary of the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe.

You are invited to join the gathering.

The “meeting” begins. The room is smudged for protection.

An otherworldly Medium arrives to reach out to the spirit of Poe.

A Seance ensues.

The Seance goes awry!

The Society Members quickly usher you into separate rooms for your safety, as Poe’s spirit enters into the gathering…your adventure begins.

As the Poe Society seeks clues to Poe’s unresolved death, what they find out is their own terrifying truth.

What happens next?

Come find out for yourself.

Journey underground into a multi-room immersive paranormal experience in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.

Cocktails, Myth, Mystery, Murder…Ghosts

Experience the world and words of Edgar Allan Poe like you never have before.


"A Modern Day Edgar Allan Poe Story meets a 1960's Horror Movie"

2h 30m | Already closed | RPM Underground (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (43)

MEMBERS SAY:

Confusing, Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious, Absorbing

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.

Also I can't say I didn't enjoy myself but I do think anyone looking for th... Read more Read less

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.

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.

During previews
76
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like to drink and be involved with immersive theater and like edgar allen poe and dark subject matter

Don't see it if you want to be seated and want something light

During previews
70
Uneven, Immersive, Fun, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You are ready to be a part of an immersive show, you love Poe’s work and want to hear it delivered very well, you like creepy fun

Don't see it if Not ready to run around and take part in the experience, don’t like talking to actors or interacting, this is not quite Sleep No More

During previews
72
Overrated, Confusing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you don't need much of a story; are really into Poe and like watching scenes play out in interesting rooms; good (but loud) soundtrack.

Don't see it if you don't think you'll hit the $25 minimum. They will charge you $25 whether you order enough or not, and add gratuity on top.

During previews
75
Banal, Ambitious, Great staging, Confusing

See it if You like site specific or immersive theatre, want to support small theatre companies, and checkout the very cool retro vibe space

Don't see it if You prefer to watch a show sitting down; mind a lot of screaming and shouting; don’t like a show without clear storylines.

During previews
70
Confusing, Ambitious, Great staging, Disappointing

See it if If you love interactive theater in all its forms. The space is very cool.

Don't see it if You don't drink. (Don't get food here.) You want things to cohere or make sense. You mind waiting in line to pay afterward.

Also If you do see it, do not get food. You spend time eating while other p... Read more Read less

During previews
78
Funny, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you like Edgar Allan Poe

Don't see it if You’re looking for something super serious

During previews
98
Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if This is a truly absorbing immersive experience with a strong book and great acting in a surreal subterranean venue

Don't see it if You don’t like new experiences or immersive theatre.

During previews
90
Riveting, Intense, Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting

See it if you love immersive shows where you feel part of the mystery and you want to see talented young committed actors. Also if you love Poe.

Don't see it if you don't like intense scenes and walking around to follow characters.

Also We had a really entertaining evening. We were able to interact with th... Read more Read less

During previews
81
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense

See it if you love immersive theater, you're into an "on your feet" experience, you've got a morbid curiosity

Don't see it if You want a traditional viewing experience, you're on a budget

During previews
97
Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love immersive theater. The show takes you all over a very interested and well decorated space. The actors are very committed.

Don't see it if You don’t like being looked at. The whole show includes the audience which makes for a very entertaining and different experience.

During previews
93
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if If you like mystery, if you like Poe, if you liked sleep no more, but didn't like all the stairs.

Don't see it if You don't like immersive theater, you don't like being on your feet for some time, or you can't get behind theater without one single plot.

During previews
84
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if like fun immersive theater or an engrossing mystery.

Don't see it if you do not like immersive theater or moving around.

Also Started off with drinks and engaging with the actors and soon we were ... Read more Read less

During previews
95
Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like poe. You enjoy interacting with actors. You are ready to be spooked. You want a completely immersive experience

Don't see it if You don’t like moving. Can’t follow a story line. Are looking for a conventional show.

During previews
83
Intense, Great acting, Riveting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You want to be immersed in the 1960s and a specific historical murder mystery following Edgar Allen Poe.

Don't see it if You don’t want to be immersed in an intense experience or can’t take it seriously.

During previews
100
Must see, Great acting, Clever

See it if The show was engaging and captivating. The cast performed among the audience making you feel like you were truly a part of The Society.

Don't see it if If you don't want to walk around and prefer to be sitting down while watching a show. This show isn't for you.

During previews
90
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if If you like an immersive experience this is a show to see. The actors effortlessly guide you around the space exciting all of your senses.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable being approached and asked questions by actors. Are unable to move around the space as you have to stand and walk.

Also This performance was such a fun time. The actors had no reserves about... Read more Read less


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 m...
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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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