March 21, 2023
Annapolis, US 35 F

Annapolis Shakespeare presents ‘POE’

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Annapolis Shakespeare Company presents the world premiere of Gregory Thomas Martin’s new play “POE”. The production is directed by Sally Boyett and includes a number of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous works.POE

Broadway actor Brian Keith MacDonald is the mysterious Edgar Allan Poe, father of modern detective fiction, pioneer of the science fiction tale, a misunderstood genius, a visionary and a man of contradiction and vice.

In Poe, the title character reveals his psychological demons and takes us on a journey of the heart, mind and soul through his struggles and passions and the loss of his greatest love and muse, played by ASC resident company member Renata Plecha.

An intimate venue, an intricate script, an inventive production, and a superb cast.

Enjoy a three course prix fixe dinner, and witness Poe’s last moments in the Reynolds Tavern. The production runs Tuesdays and Wednesdays now through Wednesday, November 25th. Tickets are $75. Advance tickets required. For tickets visit 

Broadway actor Brian Keith MacDonald stars as Edgar Allan Poe and explains what has him excited about this role, “the challenge of tackling an original script that’s never been done before is exciting!  This professionally produced new work contains such intensity and complexity. Nothing I’ve ever worked on before has been like Poe.” 

Renata Plecha talks about her roles in the production, “I love that I get to play so many different characters. I play a barmaid from Baltimore in the 1800’s as well as Virginia Eliza Poe, who appears in flashbacks as well as in Poe’s dreams. These visions are vivid and tell a great story of passion, love, confusion, and immense grief.”



 First Course

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

 Champagne Poached Pear Salad

Arugula, Poached pear, Roquefort and walnuts with Champagne-rosemary vinaigrette

 Main Course

Grilled Meatloaf

Our special blend of short rib, ground chuck and hangar steak hand blended with vegetables; roasted with our house rub red bliss mash, haricot vert

 Hunter’s Chicken

Chicken Breast, venison sausage and wild mushroom in a rich demi; cornbread dressing, haricot vert

 Penne Chesapeake

Penne pasta, tomato cream, spinach, pine nuts and Maryland crab


Chambord Chocolate Mousse

Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

 Includes a three course dinner, show, gratuity, sodas & iced tea

Cash bar, hot coffee and tea are available, but not included in ticket price

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