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‘Evermore’ example of excellent theater

If you are looking for an evening of excellent theater, look no further than Foothill Theatre Company’s current production of “Evermore: A Story About Edgar Allan Poe.” Written by Foothill Theatre Associate Artist Gary Wright and directed by Jon Tracy, the play is beautifully cast, the acting superb. Poe is masterfully portrayed by Eric Wheeler, who completely embodies the 19th-century American writer.

The play is not so much about Poe’s stories and poems themselves – although Wheeler does an unforgettable and amazing recitation of “The Raven” at one point in the play, gorgeously lit – but centers instead on Poe’s great love for his wife and muse, Virginia, and his very complicated and conflicted relationship with his editor.

This may not sound very interesting if you are not a big fan of Poe, but I can guarantee that the themes are universal, and the experience will leave you very glad indeed that you saw “Evermore” in its premiere run at the Nevada Theatre.

Maggie McKaig

Nevada City

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