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Learn the Secrets of Edgar Allan Poe During an Onstage Retelling of His Life

A compelling and thrilling story about life and death, love and heartbreak, The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story is returning to the stage this fall after playing to capacity audiences in 2015.

Called "a smart and heartfelt journey" by The Chicago Tribune, "a masterful take on a master's work" by The Daily Herald, and "a perfect storm of theater" by Chicago Stage Review, executive director David Rice's captivating piece will return for its only engagement for the next five years this October and November.

In 1849, two years after the death of his wife Virginia, Edgar Allan Poe is haunted not just by the specter of his beloved, but also by his many macabre stories. During the course of The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story, Poe and Virginia guide the audience from room to room through historic Mayslake Hall, taking them from the garrets to the dungeons and deep into the madness of Edgar Allan Poe.

David Rice, who received a Jeff Award nomination for New Adaptation for this work in 2007, artfully structures the journey into the life and literature of the great American horror writer, focusing with sorrowful clarity on Poe's overwhelming obsession with his wife, Virginia, whom Poe married when she was 13 and he was 27.

Learn more about a life shrouded in controversy and darkness at The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story. Performances will run through November 4th. Tickets are now available for purchase and may be reserved online or by phone at (630) 986-8067.

At 444 Social Luxury Apartments in Lincolnshire, Illinois, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Thursday!

Event Time/Date:
Thursday, October 25, 2018—8:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 31st Street
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

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