New York Theatre Workshop to Present Action Opera Red-Eye to Havre de Grace; Cendrillon/Cinderella Postponed

By Carey Purcell
February 24, 2014

Red-Eye to Havre de Grace, an action-opera about Edgar Allen Poe's last days alive, will play the New York Theatre Workshop.



Directed by Thaddeus Phillips, performances will begin April 22 at New York Theatre Workshop, prior to an official opening May 1. The production will run through June 1.

Joël Pommerat's Cendrillon/Cinderella, previously announced as the final production of the season, will be rescheduled to a future season.

Red-Eye to Havre de Grace is by Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental, created by Thaddeus Phillips, Jeremy Wilhelm, David Wilhelm, Geoff Sobelle, Sophie Bortolussi and Ean Sheehy. The cast will include Ean Sheehy, Alessandra Larson, Jeremy Wilhelm and David Wilhelm.

"Set in September of 1849, Red-Eye to Havre de Grace follows Poe on his last lecture tour from Virginia to New York, focusing on a stop in Maryland when a train conductor saw Poe wearing a stranger's clothes headed south, where he would die just days later," press notes state. "This new musical, informed by 19th century train routes, historical accounts, and Poe's own writing, creates a spellbinding sketch of a man you soon realize you know little about."

Red-Eye to Havre de Grace will feature creative consultation by Teller, choreography by Sophie Bortulussi, lighting design by Drew Billiau, sound design by Rob Kaplowitz and costume design by Rosemarie Mckelvey. The production will feature music by Wilhelm Bros. & Co. Phillips is stage manager.

The Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental is a theatre creation team that uses 'rough' media, documentary footage, transformational scenography, improvisation, and research in their works.

Visit nytw.org for more information.