Thaddeus Phillips/Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental + Wilhelm Bros. & Co.
Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Thaddeus Phillips will produce his largest show to date, an original musical titled Red-Eye to Havre de Grace, about the delirious final days of Edgar Allen Poe’s life, which he spent traveling by train between New York and Richmond. Phillips has presented prior versions in small productions and will this time transform and present the work as a fully staged remount in October 2012, with an expanded score and enhanced visual effects. Artistic collaborators and Minneapolis-based composers Jeremy and David Wilhelm will rework and contribute new songs to the score, using lyrics taken primarily from Poe’s letters to his mother-in-law. The mysterious circumstances of Poe’s death will be further explored in a companion website, which will feature a detailed map of sites where Poe was last seen.