EDGAR ALLAN presented by the Coldharts

Part of the Strand's NEW CENTURY SERIES

 This event takes place at the Lincoln Street Center theater (24 Lincoln Street) in Rockland 

Eleven-year-old Edgar Allan has only one goal: to be the most remarkable boy at English boarding school. He has only one obstacle: Edgar Allan. 

A manic lullaby inspired by the childhood and short stories of Edgar Allan Poe. 

EDGAR ALLAN is a two-person dark musical-comedy, adapted from the short story "William Wilson" by Edgar Allan Poe, created and performed by Katie Hartman and Nick Ryan (the Coldharts). It follows eleven-year-old Edgar Allan in his first year at Manor House School, as he seeks to gain academic ascendancy over the student body. All goes to plan until another boy named Edgar Allan arrives in class... complicating his schemes of dominance.

EDGAR ALLAN premiered at the 2013 Twin Cities Horror Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has been performed over one hundred times and toured festivals across the United States and Canada. The show is a six time 'Best of the Fest' winner, receiving awards in London, Orlando, Ithaca, Minneapolis, Cincinnati and Edmonton. The “Edgar Allan” original cast album was a finalist for the first annual Saturday Visiter Awards presented by Poe Baltimore.

TICKETS: $20/General Admission

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Masks are required at this event for Covid safety.


About the Coldharts

Nick Ryan and Katie Hartman are theatre artists based in Brooklyn, New York. They create minimalist musicals inspired by the American Gothic. Their work has been presented Off-Broadway and across the United States and Canada. 


"The perfect Fringe play"
- National Post 

“With torch-bright writing and enviable skill at inhabiting alluring gothic miscreants, this play is my 2015 high-water mark so far -- a rolling and demon-haunted dissection of childhood friendship and inevitable jealousy. Best of all, it’s damn funny when it wants to be"
- Edmonton Journal 

“Darkly funny and dangerous… Katie Hartman exudes malice even as she beautifully sings her intent…"
- Global News 

“If Edward Gorey were to write a children’s ukulele musical, it would look like this. Hilarious and horrifying in equal measure, Hartman and Ryan’s lovely play about the childhood of the iconic writer and his new best frenemy at school is a jewel box of a play.”
- L’etoile Magazine

"I suspect that Poe would have approved of this play and the considerable skill of these two artists. It’s really a unique experience, not to be missed."
- Cincinnati City Beat



Show Dates & Times:

9/1/22 - Thursday

7:00 pm,

$20/General Admission

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