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  Poe at Mckaw Theater


Mckaw Theater
1439 W. Jarvis Chicago

Welcome to the Mystic Moon, a cabaret bar where the denizens of Edgar Allen Poe's most frightful and delightful tales gather night after night. Let the lost Lenore and her cast of ghouls lead you through four of Poe's classic stories, including "Fall of the House of Usher," "Masque of the Red Death," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and of course "The Raven" as they are transported onto the stage in an evening of creepy comedy.

Presented by Theatre Above The Law

Thru - Nov 11, 2018

Price: $22

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 773-655-7197

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Chicago On Stage - Highly Recommended

"...Like Frankenstein, there are several shows playing right now that take Edgar Allan Poe stories and/or poems and present them along with original material. The latest opened Saturday night at an unassuming little black box theatre on Jarvis Ave which Theatre Above the Law calls home. Here, Christine Lepri's POE tries a different tactic than some others: it seeks to scare you and also to make you laugh. The Tony Lawry-directed production, lavishly costumed and performed on a minimal set, embellishes Poe's familiar work by adding often humorous dialogue between and even during the scenes, clearly trying to offset the darkness of Poe's stories and poems. It succeeds far more than it doesn't, and this tiny company with no operational budget ends up putting on quite an entertaining show."
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Karen Topham

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