Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

Doctuh Mistuh Productions in association with Austin Playhouse

directed by Michael McKelvey

book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Christenson

October 21 - November 5, 2015

Thursday - Saturday at 8:00 and Sunday at 5:00

with additional performances on Oct 26 & Oct 31 at 8:00 and Oct 29 at 3:00

In keeping with its mission of bringing Off-Broadway and lesser known shows to Austin, Doctuh Mistuh Productions in association with Austin Playhouse presents the regional premiere of Nevermore, The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe.


Through a chilling score and evocative imagery, Nevermore fuses fact and fiction to explore the tragic life of one of America’s most fascinating and iconic writers, Edgar Allan Poe. The musical play was originally written, composed and directed by Jonathan Christenson for the Catalyst Theatre of Edmonton in 2009. The production subsequently toured internationally, playing at the New Victory Theatre in 2010 and New World Stages in 2015, where it received very enthusiastic audiences and sold-out houses.


Doctuh Mistuh’s Michael McKelvey (Director) and Glenda Barnes (Costume Design) will join forces with Austin Playhouse’s Mike Toner (Set Designer) to bring this very unique and powerful theatrical event to the stage. The show will star Tyler Jones as Edgar Allen Poe with Suzanne Balling, Joey Banks, Matt Connely, Jess Hughes, Stephen Mercantel and Megan Rabuse.



This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. 

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