Fri Nov 10, 2023 - Sat Nov 18, 2023
Fringe ArtSpace, 54 W Church St Suite 201, Orlando, FL 32801
A dark musical comedy inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's time at the University of Virginia.
'Eddie Poe' follows a sixteen year old Edgar Allan Poe during his first year at the University of Virginia, as he attempts to distinguish himself among the scholarly elite… but he soon finds his old compulsions difficult to control on a campus filled with temptation. Eddie Poe is a dark, comedic riff on the mania, the addictions, and the society that haunted the life and work of America's first professional writer.
• "The perfect fringe show" ????? -National Post • "Best Show" 2016 Orlando Fringe Festival • "Best Female Performer" 2016 Orlando Fringe
Friday | November 10, 2023 - 9:00PM
Sunday | November 12, 2023 - 4:00PM
Thursday | November 16, 2023 - 9:00PM
Sunday | November 19, 2023 - 4:00PM
Purchase the “Evening of Poe” package and see 2-3 shows in The Coldharts’ Poe series including; Edgar Allan, Eddie Poe, Edgar Perry. Visit https://tinyurl.com/22h9y2tx
and pick two or all three shows at a $4 discount per ticket.
Run Time: 55 minutes
Recommended for Ages 13 & Up: Audience Interaction/Mature Themes/Violence
Starring: The Coldharts: Nick Ryan & Katie Hartman
The Coldharts are an international touring theater company founded by Katie Hartman and Nick Ryan in 2012 in Brooklyn, New York. They create ensemble-devised, new music-theater inspired by the American Gothic, and have made four shows together: The Legend of White Woman Creek, (2012) a one-woman folk opera inspired by a ghost story which explores western expansion and racism in post-Civil War Kansas; Edgar Allan (2013) Eddie Poe (2017) and Edgar Perry (2022) a two-person, dark musical comedy, adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "William Wilson," which examines the youth and themes of Poe's work through the lens of addiction and personality disorder in three stand-alone acts; and The Unrepentant Necrophile, (2015) a three-person punk musical about a mortician and her body, inspired by true events, which investigates female sexuality, toxic masculinity, and consent, in late-1970s California. The Coldharts have performed Off-Broadway at the Soho Playhouse and produced work at over 30 theater festivals across North America, including the Chinook Series (2016, 2018) in Edmonton, Alberta, and XFest (2016, 2018) at Southern Illinois University. Known for productions that are lean and adaptable, the Coldharts have staged their shows as house concerts at the Beehive in Seattle, Washington, Timucua in Orlando, Florida, Torn Page performance space in New York City and in the courtyard of the Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia. They have taught workshops on devised theatre at Central Washington University, Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, at the Chinook Series, and at the Berklee College of Music. They are a founding company of the Twin Cities Horror Festival in Minneapolis, MN, the largest performing arts festival in North America dedicated to the genre of horror. The Coldharts are based in Troy, New York.