Events downtown

Apr 15

The Coldharts’ “Edgar Allan”
Location: 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Eleven-year-old Edgar Allan has only one goal: to be the most remarkable boy at English boarding school.

He has only one obstacle: Edgar Allan.

Edgar Allan is a two-person dark musical-comedy, adapted from the short story William Wilson by Edgar Allan Poe, created and performed by Katie Hartman and Nick Ryan. It follows eleven-year-old Edgar Allan in his first year at Manor House School, as he seeks to gain academic ascendancy over the student body. All goes to plan until another boy named Edgar Allan arrives in class… complicating his schemes of dominance. Edgar Allan is a dark, comedic riff on the obsessions, the mania, and the insanity that haunted the life and work of America’s first professional writer.