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Our History



By Eric Coble

What began as one of Molotov Theatre Group’s most successful shows in its ten-year run, Eric Coble’s “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe” gave birth to a much larger idea:


To create a theatre production and entertainment organization focused on presenting the works of Edgar Allan Poe for the stage, for broadcast, and for education.


Today, The National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre balances itself on three pillars of success:

  • Tourism and an enhanced visitor experience for Baltimore,

  • Education, specifically English language literacy for underserved young people, and

  • Responsible development and inclusivity


In time, The National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre plans to have a permanent Baltimore location for its Poe-themed entertainment, catering to the varied needs of all of the city’s residents.

“…an awesome and mysterious way to spend an evening…”
          — Broadway World

“4 1/2 STARS.  Nightfall delivers.”
          — DC Metro Theater Arts

“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Quoth the critic, I’d love some more.”
          — DC Theatre Scene

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