Evening Crane Theatre stages two Lord Byron plays at White Horse

Photo by Casey Anisa
Photo by Casey Anisa

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Classic Gothic Drama

Although touring theatrical troupes have a long and distinguished traditions, the 200th anniversary that Evening Crane Theatre is currently celebrating is not its own. Rather, it’s the bicentennial of the play Manfred by George Gordon Byron, better known as Lord Byron, the most flamboyantly notorious of the Romantic poets. Evening Crane will stage the darkly romantic Manfred (1817) and the mystery play Cain (1821) at the White Horse Black Mountain on Monday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m.

The New York-based Evening Crane Theatre was founded in 2016 by director Michael Seebold with the aim of bringing Lord Byron’s verse dramas to the contemporary stage. The standout cast includes Charles Robson, Ashley Cummings, Patrick Seebold, Kat Lanier Froehlich, Michael Seebold, Kat Reece and Christopher McBennett. The director comments that “The particular combination of Manfred and Cain brings together Byron’s darkest and most enigmatic verse dramas for an evening of terror and gothic romance.”

The two hour double-header production contain frightening scenes that may not be suitable for young children.

Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 advance/$12 door.
Advance tickets available online at:

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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