Jessie Lilley
Buddy Barnett
Brad Linaweaver

November 2009     Web Edition     Issue #3

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Why I Envy Baltimore


Baltimore, MD is the world of John Waters, crab cakes, the late and lamented Fanex conventions and Edgar Allan Poe. It is also the location of Westminster Hall, the burial place of Poe and the site of the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum. On January 23 and 24 of this year, Mr. Jeffrey Combs will appear at Westminster Hall as Poe in Dennis Paoli's Nevermore: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe. The one-man show is directed by Master of Horror Stuart Gordon and is produced for Westminster Hall by museum curator Jeff Jerome and Mark Redfield. Among his myriad credits, Redfield was also responsible for producing the Overdue Funeral of Poe that took place in October of 2009. The event gained worldwide attention and Poe fans from as far away as Vietnam attended.

Two shows only in Baltimore, this month only, as Combs tours the country with Nevermore; but this is the production to see. Where else but at Westminster Hall where the great writer's remains rest would one wish to view such a play? Nowhere, as far as I'm concerned. But here I sit in California! So I'll miss it, but you lot won't! Brave the snow and cold and go see this once in a lifetime performance and tell them all I wish I could be there as well.

Enjoy the interview below and join me in hoping the production will be recorded so those of us unable to attend can see it as it happened there in Baltimore.

—Jessie Lilley

Ticket information and further details can be found at the Museum's website. Video, courtesy of eRooster.TV.
WHEN: SATURDAY, JANUARY 23rd, 2010 at 7pm (doors open to the public at 6pm)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24th, 2010 AT 4:30pm (doors open to the public at 3:30pm)
The performance is 90 minutes without intermission. Children under 9 years not allowed.
After each performance of NEVERMORE in Baltimore, Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon will do a Q&A with the audience.
Tickets are still available but going at a steady clip.