The Fall of the House of Usher: A New Musical

How Far Would You Go…

UshernewlogoUSHER is a haunting musical adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Fall of the House of Usher,” which asks us to question our own definitions of love, family, and loyalty. The story concerns a struggling painter, James Cleary, who receives a summons to the Usher mansion to paint a portrait of his childhood friend, Roderick, before he succumbs to the inherited illness that overtakes each member of the Usher line. Amidst the decay of the house, James is haunted by the songs of Roderick’s twin sister, Madeline, who is also falling victim to the mysterious Usher illness. James determines to rescue Madeline and rekindle their childhood romance, but he discovers a sinister vein running through the Ushers that rocks the house to its foundation. Directed by Pallas Managing Artistic Director, Tracey Elaine Chessum, USHER asks us to grapple with a single question: how far would you go to keep those you loved from leaving?

Join us at the Anacostia Arts Center in August, 2014!
Tickets $25

August 8, 2014 – 7:30pm
August 9, 2014 – 2pm & 7:30pm
August 10, 2014 – 2pm & 7:30pm

August 14, 2014 – 7:30pm
August 15, 2014 – 7:30pm
August 16, 2014 – 2pm & 7:30pm
August 17, 2014 – 2pm & 7:30pm

August 21, 2014 – 7:30pm
August 22, 2014 – 7:30pm
August 23, 2014 – 2pm & 7:30pm
August 24, 2014 – 2pm & 7:30pm

 

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