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A Night of Murder, Madness and Macabre Theatrics.


Featuring three Edgar Allen Poe stories, each with a drink pairing.

Follow us down the rabbit hole of Poe's mind as we wind our way through his stories, his madness, and his haunts - all with a drink in hand.  This production is a site-specific piece, originally designed for Spectre Arts and uniquely tailored for each space it's performed in. We invite you to join Poe (all three of him!) for a first-hand look into the mind of the tortured genius.  Using only Poe’s words, We have whipped up a tale complete with music, poetry, and terrifying tales of death and destruction.

A Midnight Dreary provides an opportunity to transform an familiar space into something different; something mysterious.  Each performance space is selected to both serve the story and to give the audience a chance to experience a familiar and everyday place through a lens of madness, horror, and discovery.


Show contains some scary content, but is appropriate for all ages.  Running time is approximately an hour.


November 11 & 12, 2016 at Spectre Arts in Durham, NC

January 16, 2017 at Southern Efficiency, Washington DC

November 20, 2017 at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St SE

October 25 - November 10, 2018 at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St SE

October 31, 2019 at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop


"A Midnight Dreary is a promenade-style event that will have you on your feet, enjoying a drink, and experiencing Edgar Allan Poe’s stories like never before." - DC Metro Theater Arts

"Dark and dreary, like the midnight, but also spiked with humors lively and vibrant, this is an Edgar Allan Poe experience unlike any other" - Theatre Bloom

"An intriguing hour of storytelling from an American master of weird fiction." - DC Metro Theater Arts

"While We Happy Few’s A Midnight Dreary is an entertaining riot, it also keeps true to the eerie air of quintessential Poe." - DC Theatre Scene



Kerry McGee

Jon Reynolds

Alex Turner

Raven Bonniwell


Bridget Grace Sheaff


Kerry McGee (devising, costumes, props, cocktails)

Raven Bonniwell (devising,music)

Jon Reynolds (devising)

Kiernan McGowan (devising)

Robert Pike (devising)

Sam Reilly (stage management)

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