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Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen Poe ()

Produced by

Catalyst Theatre

Presented by

The Luminato Festival

Playwright: Jonathan Christenson
Director: Jonathan Christenson


Winter Garden Theatre


June 11th, 2009 – June 13th, 2009


Delightfully dark, heartbreakingly comic, playfully perverse, beautiful and grotesque, Nevermore – The Imaginary Life & Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe is a whimsical and chilling musical fairytale for adults. The line between fact and fiction in this tale is slim, dreams function as reality – and just like in Poe’s work life and death are blurry. Bizarrely beautiful and wonderfully witty, Nevermore uses haunting song, poetic storytelling and surreal imagery to explore the events that shaped Poe’s career and ignited his lifelong battle with “visions dark and sinister.” (

Board of Directors

B.D. Hillis Head Carpenter


Shannon Blanchet Elmira Royster / Nancy Valentine / Miss Duval - The Second / Chorus
Sheldon Elter Henry / Bill Burton / Chorus
Beth Graham Eliza Poe's Dresser / Ann Carter Lee / Chorus
Ryan Parker Rufus Griswold / Alexander Shelton / Imp / Chorus
Garett Ross David Poe / Jock Allan / Grandfather Poe / Chorus
Vanessa Sabourin Eliza Poe / Muddy Glemm / Louise Gabriella / Miss Duval - The First / Chorus
Scott Shpeley Edgar / Chorus

Creative Team

Jonathan Christenson Playwright
Jonathan Christenson Director
Bretta Gerecke Production Designer
Laura Krewski Choreographer
Wade Staples Sound Designer


Jonathan Christenson Composer


Wade Staples Sound Operator
Betty Moulton Voice & Text Consultant
Daniela Masellis Design Associate
Sheena Haug Costume Associate
Louise Casemore Assistant to the Director
James Robert Boudreau Production Manager
John Raymond Stage Manager
Candice Charney Assistant Stage Manager
Amy Kucharuk Props Builder
Amy Kucharuk Set Builder
Tata Tuviera Props Builder
Tata Tuviera Set Builder
Brenda McNicol Tour Coordinator
Clyde Wagner General Manager
Melissa Girotti Company Manager
Mitchell Marcus Associate Producer
Bob Mitchell Production Manager
Alison Neale Production Coordinator
Julian Sleath Production Manager


Brett Randall General Manager
Dana Johnston Production Manager
Derek Dresser Operations Manager
John Kolesnyk Operations Assistant
Jeff Snow Operations Assistant
Marc Washington Operations Assistant
Grant Hawkins Operations Assistant
Grant Hawkins Production Assistant
Lars Tilander Head Electrician
Gerry Fava Head Propmaster