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"Edgar Allan" at Professor's
Hays, KS
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"Edgar Allan" is appropriate for brave children ages 9+ and the running time is 55 minutes.


"Edgar Allan" at Professor's
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.

Edgar Allan is a two-person musical created and performed by Katie Hartman (The Legend of White Woman Creek) and Nick Ryan (co-creator of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at Minnesota Children's Theatre Company.) It follows eleven year-old Edgar Allan in his first year at English boarding 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 dark, comedic riff on the obsessions, the mania, and the insanity that haunted the life and work of America's first professional writer.

Monday, September 30th
Dinner at 6:00pm; Show at 7:00pm

"Edgar Allan" running time: 55 minutes. No intermission. Appropriate for brave children ages 9 and up.

Edgar Allan premiered at the 2013 Twin Cities Horror Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has since toured with over one hundred performances across the United States and Canada. It is a six-time Best of the Fest winner and has been seen Off-Broadway in the fall of 2017 at the Soho Playhouse.

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, its 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

"The perfect Fringe play. " - National Post

If Edward Gorey were to write a childrens ukulele musical, it would look like this. Hilarious and horrifying in equal measure, Hartman and Ryans lovely play about the childhood of the iconic writer and his new best frenemy at school is a jewel box of a play. - Letoile Magazine

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

The Coldharts is a Brooklyn, NY-based, touring theater company founded by Katie Hartman and Nick Ryan in 2012. They create devised, music-theatre inspired by the American Gothic and are founding members of the Twin Cities Horror Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota.



Professor's (View)
521 East 11th Street
Hays, KS 67601
United States


Arts > Theatre
Food > Markets & Farms
Other > Family-Friendly

Minimum Age: 9
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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