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The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe 

A Musical by Jonathan Christenson

October 10 - November 2, 2024    

8 PM Thursdays-Saturdays

Additional performance 2 PM Sunday, October 20.

This unique and wildly theatrical experience combines haunting music and poetic storytelling to chronicle the fascinating life of iconic American writer Edgar Allan Poe. At once gorgeous and grotesque, Nevermore explores the events that shaped Poe’s character and career, blurring the lines between fact and fiction – after all, as Poe himself writes, “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”


Edgar Allan Poe: Drew Mizell

Player 1: Michael Cox

Player 2: Jayson Heil

Player 3: Stephen Henley

Player 4: Dawn Schmid

Player 5: Heather Fehl

Player 6: Sara Rae Womack


Directed by Justin Been

Choreography by Maggie Nold

Costume Design by Sarah Gene Dowling

Lighting Design by Tyler Duenow


Box Office/Will Call opens 1 hour prior to performance. Tower Grove Abbey is a “general seating” theatre. The receipt from tickets purchased online will act as your entry ticket until you check in at the Box Office.


All tickets are non-refundable. Individual tickets are not exchangeable. Any tickets that are not picked up by ten (10) minutes prior to curtain will be released to waiting customers.

Subscribers may exchange tickets up to 48 hours in advance of a performance. Missed subscriptions that are not addressed within 24 hours will not be able to be exchanged.


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ASL Interpretation


The 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, and 11/1 performances will be presented with ASL interpretation by students from Southwestern Illinois College.


ASL interpreted performances are suitable for audience members who are Deaf, deafened, or have hearing loss. They can also be valuable for people who are learning ASL.

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