A MIDNIGHT DREARY
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
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)