The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story

By David Rice, based on the life and writings of Edgar Allan Poe
Directed by Michael Goldberg
Featuring Christian Gray, Diane Mair, and Robert Allan Smith
Previews Sept. 26, 27, 28
Runs Sept. 29 ~ Nov. 4

Life and death; love and heartbreak.

"A perfect storm of theater!" ★★★★ - Chicago Stage Review

"A smart and heartfelt journey" ★★★½ - Chicago Tribune

"A masterful take on a master's work" ★★★½ - Daily Herald

The Story

Once again Poe's macabre and melancholic tales & poems come to life as Poe and his wife Virginia guide the audience through historic Mayslake Hall, taking them from the garrets to the dungeons and deep into the madness of Edgar Allan Poe.

The Red Death and Poe (Christian Gray)
Virginia (Diane Mair) and Poe (Christian Gray)
Poe (Christian Gray)
Poe (Christian Gray) and Ligeia (Annelise Lawson)

Photos by D. Rice