Black Button Eyes Announces 17/18 Season

Black Button Eyes Productions has announced it’s 17/18 season, featuring the Chicago premiere of NEVERMORE: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen Poe directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford.

Black Button Eyes Productions’ 2017-18 Season (from the press release):

August 11 – September 17, 2017
Created for the Stage by Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott
Original Music & Lyrics by The Tiger Lillies
Adapted from Heinrich Hoffmann’s THE STRUWWELPETER
Directed by Ed Rutherford
Music Direction by Jeff Bouthiette
at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago

A sinister but incompetent master of ceremonies leads the audience through the tale of a childless couple that has their fondest wish granted in the most delightfully dreadful way imaginable, accompanied by vignettes in which the hilariously horrible fates that befall naughty children everywhere are brought to darkly comedic life.

January 5 – 28, 2018
NEVERMORE: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe – Chicago Premiere!
Book, Music & Lyrics By Jonathan Christenson
Directed Ed Rutherford
at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway, Chicago

Edgar Allen Poe’s life reads like one of his short stories: an unrelenting tale of misery and woe. His death is also shrouded in mystery. Was he just spectacularly unlucky, or did a supernatural shadow fall over his life? This Chicago premiere weaves fact and fiction into a tapestry of music and poetry.

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