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.
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!!
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
Bridget Grace Sheaff
Kerry McGee (devising, costumes, props, cocktails)
Raven Bonniwell (devising,music)
Jon Reynolds (devising)
Kiernan McGowan (devising)