UNK Theatre opens season Wednesday with ‘Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe’

KEARNEY – University Theatre at Kearney will present Eric Coble’s “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe” Wednesday through Sunday at the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Miriam Drake Theatre.

Edgar Allan Poe stands alone in the flickering darkness of his mind, trying desperately to convince himself – and us – that he’s not mad. The spell he weaves brings us a highly theatrical adaptation of four tales Poe himself considered his best: “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Enter the world of Poe and check your heartbeat at the door.

This production runs approximately 90 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission. All seating is general admission, allowing patrons to space themselves however they’re most comfortable. Face masks are strongly encouraged, but not required.

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday (Oct. 6-9) and 2 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 10)
Where: UNK’s Miriam Drake Theatre
Cost: Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for non-UNK students and seniors; and free for UNK students with a valid ID. For reservations, contact the UNK Theatre Box Office at 308-865-8417 or boxoffice@unk.edu.

Cast (listed by hometown)
Grand Island – Bryce Emde, Poe
Imperial – Nike Smith, Roderick Usher/Soldier/Policeman #2
Kearney – Tony Koetters, Edgar/Policeman #1
Lincoln – Megan Coffin, The Raven
North Platte – Maximus Wohler, Sante
Omaha – Hannah Petersen, Madeline Usher/Old Man

Student Artistic and Production Staff
Alliance – Darian Wilson, Makeup Designer
Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan – Kosuke Yoshii, Sound Designer
Dawson – Zachary Allen, Dramaturg
Omaha – Emma D. Emde, Stage Manager
Omaha – Rebekah Petersen, Assistant Stage Manager
Riverdale – Trevor Altwine, Scenic Designer
Scottsbluff – Dakota Empfield, Properties Master

Faculty/Staff/Artistic Team
Darin Himmerich, Director/Technical Director
Del DeLorm, Lighting Designer
Julie Douglass, Costume Supervisor