"IT'S POE'S SENSIBILITY, NOT HIS SEXUAL ORIENTATION, THAT INFORMS THE CURRENT SHOW AT THEATRE PROJECT. IN PARTICULAR, POE'S OUTSIDER PERSPECTIVE ON LOST LOVE BECOMES A RECURRING THEME."
Okay, let’s get this out of the way. I’ve never come across anything suggesting that Edgar Allan Poe was gay. And, that’s not what “The Homo Poe Show” is about.
It’s Poe’s sensibility, not his sexual orientation, that informs the current show at the Theatre Project. In particular, Poe’s outsider perspective on lost love becomes a recurring theme in this production created by Baltimore’s LGBT company, Iron Crow Theatre. As artistic director Steven J. Satta explains in a program note – quote -- “Poe’s radical vision and unique perspective make him queer already.”
- J. Wynn Rousuck for WYPR Radio