Poe with Music

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What? A new baby and a new job? Surely I don’t have time for another show right now. You’re right — but has that ever stopped me before?

For those who have been asking me: the next theater project I’m doing with Andre is a musical adaptation of an Edgar Allen Poe short-story: The Fall of the House of Usher. Just as Words on Fire and Winesburg, Ohio began, this production is being workshopped and presented to high school students as part of Steppenwolf Theater’s educational outreach program.

Our good friend Jessica Thebus is directing once again, and the script is being authored by a fascinating fellow named Mickle Maher. He’s retelling the story from the point of view of the sister — a character who never speaks in the original story. Andre and I will be incorporating music on piano, guitar, and some interesting live-choral textures into the show. It should be very interesting. You can read Steppenwolf’s description of the show here.