I just put the finishing touches on a new ten-minute play titled EDGAR ALLAN & VIRGINIA, FOREVERMORE, just in time for Valentine's Day. Yes, Edgar Allan as in POE.
Set in 1845 right before the publication of THE RAVEN, EDGAR ALLAN & VIRGINIA, FOREVERMORE is a two-hander (one male, one female with the male being older) comedy about love, marriage, Valentine's Day and the reality of living with an author. Funny how some things never change.
The setting is a simple table with two chairs, and just a few props. Costumes are standard Victorian.
Before I wrote the play, I did quite a bit of research on Edgar's life and his marriage to his much younger cousin, Virginia. I've always been a fan, and read his stories over and over in high school and afterwards. They never cease to thrill me. I tried to sprinkle snippets of his "phraseology" into the play, to give it a period feeling while still using my signature word play.
I'm seeking productions and readings for this new play. For more information, please contact the playwright, Bobbi A. Chukran, by e-mail.