The Coldharts Present Edgar Allan At The 2016 Orlando Fringe Festival

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

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

The Coldharts bring their gothic musical-comedy "Edgar Allan" to the Orlando Reparatory Theater during the 2016 Orlando Fringe Festival (May 18th-May 30th.) Orlando will be the third stop in their three city tour in the Spring of 2016, with previous stops in Cincinnati, OH and Brooklyn, NY.

"Edgar Allan" is a two-person, devised music-theater piece created and performed by Katie Hartman and Nick Ryan. 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… which complicates his schemes of dominance. Edgar Allan is a darkly comedic and musical riff on the the obsessions, the mania, and the insanity that haunted the life and work of America's first professional writer.

Edgar Allan premiered at the 2013 Twin Cities Horror Festival and has since toured to six Fringe Festivals. It received an encore performance at the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival, the Audience Choice Award at the 2015 Ithaca Fringe, the Full Frontal Pick of the Fringe Award at the 2015 Cincinnati Fringe Festival, and was heldover for two additional performances at the 2016 Edmonton Fringe Festival.

"★★★★★ Truly staggering dialogue and delicious songs... Don’t think twice about seeing this — it’s as accessible as it is intricate, and the musical joy and sorrow is sorcerous... Best of all, it’s damn funny when it wants to be. " -Edmonton Journal

"Best of 2014 Fringe Festival"- City Pages

"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

Created and performed by Katie Hartman and Nick Ryan, in collaboration with Mark Benzel

Artwork by Boris Rasin, Photo by Dan Norman
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