Shedding light on Poe's dark arts

Edgar Allan Poe's life story at Subiaco Arts Centre

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BACK IN BLACK: Cal Silberstein (right) and Charlotte Williams as Edgar Allan Poe and Eliza Poe in Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe.

BACK IN BLACK: Cal Silberstein (right) and Charlotte Williams as Edgar Allan Poe and Eliza Poe in Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe.

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His work was extraordinary, his death mysterious. Now his story is coming to the stage.

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HE is one of literature's most mysterious figures and now his story is coming to the stage.

Grey Lantern Productions will present the Australian premiere of Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe at Subiaco Arts Centre from December 1-4.

The production combines fact and fiction to create a dark and immersive retelling of the famous American literary figure's life story.

It combines haunting music and poetic storytelling to explore Poe's life as a "literary rock star" as well as his struggles with tragedy, addiction, poverty and loss.

Edgar Allan Poe produced some of the world's most original, visionary and enduring literature before dying in unexplained circumstances at the age of 40.

The play was written by Jonathan Christenson and the production is directed by Lorna Mackie.

It stars Cal Silberstein in the titular role, with the cast also including Simon Brett, Daniel Burton, Zac Bennett-McPhee, Charlotte Williams, Erin Craddock and Arianne Westcott-King.

For more information click HERE.

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