Poe’s short story comes to life in this haunting musical adaptation. The House of Usher is home to the dark secrets of a dying family. The only remnants of the Usher clan are artist James Cleary’s childhood love Madeline and her twin brother Roderick, both of whom suffer from a mysterious inherited illness. After a long absence, James returns to the house, only to discover a sinister vein running through the Usher line. His discovery rocks the house to its very foundation and makes for a spectacular fall.
"Usher" is directed by Becca Wolff (Yale School of Drama) and music-directed by Brian Valencia (Yale School of Drama).
Thursday August 14th, 10 pm
Sunday August 17th, 4:15 pm
Tuesday August 19th, 4:30 pm
Wednesday August 20th, 7 pm
Friday August 22nd, 10pm
The show runs about 2 hours. The venue is the 500-seat Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University (in Lower Manhattan, on Spruce Street).
Tickets cost $15 (you can go to www.fringenyc.org to find out how to order them).
You can also visit www.usherthemusical.com for more information about the show and its production at the Fringe Festival.