Nevermore: An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe
Starring Jeffrey Combs as Edgar Allan Poe
Written By Dennis Paoli
Directed By Stuart Gordon
Now Available On Audible
Recorded before a live audience, Jeffrey Combs gives an electrifying performance in “NEVERMORE, An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe”. Written by Dennis Paoli and Directed by Stuart Gordon. Produced for audio by Mark Redfield. The creative team of this audio book performance dedicates it to Stuart Gordon (August 11, 1947 – March 24, 2020). Without whose talent, vision, persistence, and passion, this live performance would never have happened.
Jeffrey Combs gives an electrifying performance in “Nevermore, An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe”. Recorded before a live audience in Boston in 2014, Poe, with all of his passions, foibles, aspirations, and demons, comes vividly to life in this bravura, one-person play. Playwright Dennis Paoli expertly weaves Poe’s actual words, from letters and essays, with select poems and tales, and lets Poe tell his own story. With Combs’ full-blooded performance, Poe is brought to exciting life - - imagine that you are in the audience listening to Poe give one of his famous lectures in 1848, and on display is Poe’s humor, sadness, genius, ego, and indomitable spirit! Director Stuart Gordon guides the proceedings with a gentle touch, revealing the humanity, the triumph and the tragedy, of America’s great poet and teller-of-tales, Edgar Allan Poe.
“This is Poe in his own words. Our text is taken from his letters and essays and we have based our evening on reviews and reports of his actual appearances. Our goal is to present a sense of the fascinating man behind the poetry and brilliant tales, a man who could be his own worst enemy, and whose life was even more bizarre and tragic than his strangest story.”
- Stuart Gordon, October 2014
Redfield Arts Audio Presents “Nevermore, An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe”.
Starring Jeffrey Combs.
Written by Dennis Paoli.
Directed by Stuart Gordon.
Produced for audio by Mark Redfield.
Incidental Music by Natalie Combs.
Sound Design by Jennifer Rouse.
Cover Photo by Ward Boult.
Running Time: approximately 90 minutes
Distributed by Oasis Audio
© 2020 The Mark Redfield Company