Nevermore! Voyage Into the Netherworld
In September of 1847, Edgar Allan Poe boarded a steamer in Baltimore for an overnight trip to New York. Five days later, having never arrived in New York, Poe was found wandering the Baltimore streets delirious and raving mad. Taken to a nearby tavern, he soon died. His death and final days remain a mystery. Charleston Stage presents Nevermore! Voyage Into the Netherworld, which speculates on what might have happened on that final dreary nightmare voyage. The story features scenes from Poe’s works including “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Gold Bug,” and “The Cask of Amontillado;” and Poe’s real visit to Sullivan’s Island in 1817 where some speculate he met the love of his life: Annabel Lee. Performances are Wednesday October 16th; and Thursdays through Sundays, October 18th through November 3rd; at the Dock Street Theatre.