Director still raven about poe’s genius

Director still raven about poe’s genius

Directed by Jenny M. Ferguson, the story uses Poe’s poetry and short stories to explore his life, and the women he loved and lost.

The play is set during the industrial revolution, in a time of revolt against the aristocratic society and political norms.

Ferguson said this was a time when the telegraph and the railway were expanding across the world at a rapid pace, and people were embracing the unfamiliar and the power of the imagination.

‘As soon as I read the script, I was hooked,’ she said.

‘I love the writings of Edgar Allan Poe ” the man was a genius.’

She said Poe’s groundbreaking style and genres were still relevant to today’s crime stories.

‘The themes of love and hate, fear and power, aimed to draw in, shock and repel his audience,’ she said.

‘Poe was a passionate man who struggled with his demons of alcoholism while trying to make a living as a writer.

‘This story of Poe’s life sees Poe transform from the loving suitor to the disturbed, emotionally challenged creator of the famous macabre stories and intellectual prose.’

Ferguson said the role of Edgar was played by three representations ” Edgar as a youth, Edgar the tortured artist and Edgar’s dark self.