Poe’s literary legacy portrayed in Denver

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The Victorian Byers-Evans House Museum’s library offers a suitably spooky atmosphere for its resident theater company to offer a Halloween-appropriate production each year.

For 2013, the company’s choice is “Evermore” by Gary Wright in a regional premiere Oct. 18 to Nov. 16. Directed by Ed Berry, it is set in October 1849. Edgar Allan Poe has died recently and his literary executor is compiling Poe’s works for posthumous publication.

Dr. Griswold and Poe’s mother-in-law Maria Clemm remember the writer’s final years, filled with love, hate, loss and literature. The script includes Poe’s best-known tales and poems woven in with the dialogue.

Included in the cast is Town Hall Arts Center’s education director Seth Maisel as Poe.