COMMON GROUND THEATRE COMPANY present
An excusion into the weird and wonderful mind of Edgar Allan Poe
adapted by Pat Whymark
“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” Carl Jung.
If any writer of the last two hundred years can lay claim to “making the darkness conscious” it is surely Edgar Allen Poe.
An excursion into the weird and wonderful mind of Edgar Allan Poe through his short stories; the gothic intensity of “Ligeia”, the palpable malevolence of “The Cask of Amontillado”, the sumptuous imagery of “Mask of the Red Death”, and Poe’s most famous poem of loss and madness, “The Raven”.
Glimpses of the man and his life are revealed in his own words, and in those of his critics, contemporaries and friends.
Presented in cabaret style, with filmed elements and original live music played by our company of actor-musicians, Common Ground celebrates the work of this remarkable and innovative artist.
Suitable for adults and young people aged 12 and over .
Running time 2 hours 10 mins (including interval)