Edgar Allan Poe didn't spend a whole lot of time in the Lowcountry, but he certainly made his mark. The master of macabre did a short stint at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island in 1827, and though his military career didn't last long, he wrote several famous works set on the island, including "The Gold Bug," "The Balloon Hoax," and "The Oblong Box." Charleston Stage Founder and Producing Director Julian Wiles taps into that local connection with his original play Nevermore, which looks at Poe's mysterious death and disappearance. Expect to see scenes from classic haunting tales like The Pit and the Pendulum and The Masque of the Red Death.
Erica Jackson Curran