Ashes of a Dead Philosophy
Forgotten Lore Theatre Company
Sept 9 - 24 2016
January, 1850. Edgar Allen Poe is dead, but his creations are restless. At a masquerade gone mad guests are plunged into the fictive but all too real world of the late author’s imagination. Guests become pawns in a violent game played by Poe’s most infamous characters that questions the fate of art after the artist.
$15 / 90 minutes
Forgotten Lore Theatre Company is dedicated to the traditional art of storytelling through innovative theatrical productions. The company strives to present original work, by supporting new theatre artists, which embraces non-traditional modes of theatre.
“Ashes of a Dead Philosophy” is the result of a two year collaboration between Widener University students and theatrical professionals who, taking their own initiative and experience are launching this production independent of the university. Widener students, taking the initiative of leadership so fundamental to the university’s philosophy, partnered with Forgotten Lore Theatre Company to take this work to the 2016 FringeArts Festival. “Ashes” is conceived as a follow-up to the 2015 immersive experience, “Dissever My Soul” though “Ashes” stands as an independent and more refined story. Much of the artistic team of “Ashes” worked on the artistic team of “Dissever”.