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Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe - Review Roundup

Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe has been playing for sold out houses throughout the month of November and will close December 7. Molotov Theatre Group specializes in horror and suspense, and we have had the pleasure of creeping out many Poe fans during the course of the run thus far.

Photo: Kristin Jackman

I have the privilege of playing Edgar Allan Poe himself. My constant objective was to deliver the Poe that his fans would want. It was a long, challenging process of creating the character, and you can read more about that process in an article I authored for DC Metro Theatre Arts.

The reviews for the show have been overwhelmingly positive. Here is a sample of some reactions:

"Elliott Kashner strikes a dashing and tortured figure as Poe."
~DC Theatre Scene 

"Kashner does a wonderful job portraying the mad genius, and besides having the physical attributes of young Poe, Kashner gives him a voice that is much more than a narrator, but one who is also a puppet master or 'crypt keeper', given the genre."
~Broadway World 

"Nightfall’s cast of six were impeccably exact as Poe’s characters and narrators, obviously taking great care and pleasure in the theatrical flourishes of madness."
~MD Theatre Guide 

"...as Kashner’s Poe hangs over the pit, certain that he is about to fall eternally to his doom, you’ll believe his racing pulse."
~DC Metro Theatre Arts

 The show itself is now Helen Hayes recommended. There is only one weekend weekend left in the run. Get your tickets here.