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.

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We Happy Few will be presenting several Edgar Allan Poe short stories on the lawn of Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.  Stop by anytime between 5 and 7 on October 31st to catch the FREE performances. It'll be a spooky accompaniment to your Trick or Treating.  

We'll be performing all of your favorite We Happy Poe pieces AND we'll be debuting a brand new Poe short story!!  

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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


"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)