Lenore Nevermore is our landmark 25th Master Mystery Production, a Gothic psychological thriller set in the universe of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.” Confronting the painful and powerful memories of a young woman’s murder, a hurt and haunted scholar must acknowledge the darkness and demons inside him in the form of living statues, talking ravens, and ominous memories to learn whodunit, how, and why.
Once upon a midnight dreary, something rather quaint and curious happened over forgotten lore. Lenore was a beautiful young woman adored for her generosity, goodwill, and innocence. And she died well before her time. A brutal booby trap snuffed out her light and drove one of her admirers into grief and near madness. After all, it was his chamber where his beloved Lenore died. Suddenly, there comes a rapping on his chamber door, and a preternatural raven swoops in croaking out a dire message. What is the meaning behind “Nevermore?” In true Poe fashion, as his madness and hallucinations deepen, our mysterious protagonist has to face dark omens, vengeful rivals, painful memories, statues coming to life, and secrets scuttling out from the shadows. Was Lenore the intended victim? Could he have killed her? Is the truth deadlier than fiction? Inspired by one of the most famous poems in the world, step into the haunting world of Edgar Allan Poe and an imaginative twist on the chilling narrative in his masterpiece “The Raven.” Madness or murderer? You be the judge.
Body Count: 1
Mechanics: Ensemble production with historical costuming, specialty makeup design, special effects, and puppetry. Ideal for the Halloween season.