Nevermore, an evening with Edgar Allan Poe at the Nashville Public Library

This evening I’ll be attending a one-man show called “Nevermore” showing at 7 at the downtown library. Here’s the description, copied from the library’s website:

A one-man play by film and television star Jeffrey Combs

Jeffrey Combs will be performing as the brilliant but tragic poet and storyteller Edgar Allan Poe in honor of the bicentennial of the author’s birth. He will recite Poe’s most famous poem The Raven as well as other selections including The Tell–tale Heart and Annabel Lee. 

Director Stuart Gordon says “Nevermore is our attempt to recreate the public recitals that Edgar Allan Poe presented during the last few years of his much-too-short life.” The play, written by Dennis Paoli, is set in 1848, a year after the death of Poe’s wife Virginia, and a just year before his own death in October 1849.

Jeffrey Combs has appeared in over 75 stage productions during his career and starred in over 50 films, including the cult classic Re-Animator and The Frighteners. Combs television work includes three different recurring roles within Star Trek franchise.

Reception with light refreshments begins at 6:15 p.m. Performance begins at 7:00 p.m. Please note, there will be no intermission during the performance.

  • Ticket distribution – 5:45 p.m.
  • Reception – 6:15 p.m.
  • Performance – 7 p.m. to about 9 p.m. THERE IS NO INTERMISSION.

Events like this are just one of the many reasons I love libraries.


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