Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival (SHIFF) is honored to announce the addition of Jeffrey Combs’ acclaimed, live one-man Edgar Allan Poe show, NEVERMORE, as one of the festival’s major events at the historic Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, New York.
The performance will be featured at the festival, which takes place October 10-13, 2019. Check www.sleepyhollowfilmfest.com and the Tarrytown Music Hall for forthcoming information on NEVERMORE’s showtime and date as it becomes available.
Directed by Stuart Gordon, written by Dennis Paoli and starring Jeffrey Combs, NEVERMORE is a critically heralded experience that has delighted audiences for more than a decade. Hailed as “a landmark performance” by the L.A. Times, Combs has thrilled crowds across the country with his dynamic and revelatory portrayal of the legendary Poe.
This marks NEVERMORE’s Westchester County, NY, premiere, an event made extra special by the area’s bicentennial celebration of Washington Irving—a contemporary of Poe who was, from Poe’s perspective, also a rival. Combs recalls in a recent River Journal article, “I don’t think they ever met. I take dark delight in pointing out that Poe doesn’t have very nice things to say about Irving. Specifically, about Irving’s penchant for always having a moral to his stories while Poe was often criticized for being without morals.”
“SHIFF celebrates the Hudson Valley’s wellspring of American history, of classic literature, and the continuing legacy of supernatural writings and cinematic works that it has inspired,” says fest co-founder Taylor White. “We’re excited to have NEVERMORE as part of the festival because it encapsulates so many of these ideas—not to mention it’s a fantastic show, at the perfect time of year, in the perfect venue. We can’t wait for the crowd to experience it!”
As Combs added in the River Journal, “Poe was truly one of America’s great writers. I’m honored every time I step on stage and recite his beautiful words.”
SHIFF, a celebration of outstanding genre cinema in the cradle of the American supernatural, takes place in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, NY, October 10-13, 2019, and features an exciting line up of film premieres, special screenings and live events.