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About Puppets & Poe

Start with Edgar Allan Poe — the beloved master of poetry, short stories, and tales of mystery and the macabre. Dissect and remix. With a departure from Japanese Noh drama and Kyogen satire, mix with Theatre of Yugen's signature physicality, voices, words, ideas, bodies, and puppets. Stir in a splash of contemporary relevance, with good old-fashioned irreverence. Bake at a macabre 666 degree heat for an hour and a half. Devised Defiance is a dish best served cold.

Poe’s macabre imagery is legendary because it combines his two most prominent themes: love and death. Along with the theme of loneliness, Poe evokes universal human experiences. Theatre of Yugen has combed through literally all of Poe’s writings, from his poems and short stories, to random newspaper articles, and extracted and assembled the works we most wish to explore.

Edgar Allan Poe favorite Poems and Stories presented include:

"The Bells"

"Telltale Heart"

"Annabelle Lee"

"The Raven"

"Fall of the House of Usher"

and more

Featuring: Ella Cooley, Alan Coyne, Shannon R. Davis, Steven Flores, Nick Ishimaru, and Jamin Jollo

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Theatre of Yugen

2840 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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