New Art Theatre imaginatively stages visionary poems and tales of terror, the hallmark of America’s strange and haunted 19th Century literary genius. Using ensemble staging, choric interpretation of spoken language and chamber theatre scripted techniques, audiences experience innovative and evocative aural and physical performance imagery that brings the works of Edgar Allan Poe to life. New Art Theatre’s staging possesses qualities of contemporary dance, pagan ritual and abstract expressionist painting. The production is not the ‘Boogeyman’ approach to Mr. Poe. It is exploratory; it is insightful; it is an intelligent and poetic rendering of the dark and romantic inner world and psyche of Edgar Allan Poe.
Performance works include:
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Bells / Dream-Land
The Fall of the House of Usher
(*Works in performance subject to change)
ABOUT NEW ART THEATRE: For over 35 years, New Art Theatre has brought drama & literature to life for adult and young audiences alike. Whether it’s innovative stagings of classic drama from the Greeks to Shakespeare, productions of new & contemporary work, or fully staged productions of adapted original texts, each New Art Theatre performance offers a compelling synthesis of movement, music, and evocative scenic elements that create theatre magic and bring classic masterworks to breathtaking onstage life.
“For such complex works, the interpretations of Poe’s poetry and prose were outstanding. The movement and speech of the actors was precise and beautifully portrayed. The simplicity of design left viewers to the inventiveness of their imaginations and added to the horror and suspense of Poe’s work.” – Locke Middle School, Billerica, MA
“Wonderful. The actors were terrific as usual. It brought the stories and poems of Poe alive.” – West High School, Manchester, NH