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Jessie Usher - Wikipedia
The play was a modern creation of characters and plots from the short stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe. The characters were set in a modern day home with a dark secret. Roderick Usher played by Travis LeMay is in need of someone he can truly like who he can ask to the Prom. His sister Madeline played by Jessica Johnson , along with her boy friend, William played by Troy Britt plot to get some teenage girls to come to his home so that he could get to meet them and would find someone he thought he could ask. The play develops some twists when the audience finds out that there is a curse on the home and that if Roderick let's his heart drive his actions and ask someone to Prom, then the curse will be lifted. The curse is that those Usher family members who died young and did not do what they truly wanted to can not pass on until Roderick asks someone to Prom.
It may not yet be spring, but romance was in the air at the Durham Fruit Company this past week. A wonderful array of classical music executed by Spencer Adler on the cello welcomed visitors to the proceedings as if to foreshadow the upcoming nuptials. And just how will the various lovers find each other and their way to the aisle?
By Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus. The works of Edgar Allan Poe are bone-chilling, dark, depressing — nevermore, quoth the raven! After the bus breaks down on a dark and stormy night, a bunch of high school students on a field trip are forced to spend the night in the spooky house of Usher.