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Halcyon Stage @ Dock 5: Wolf Trap Opera in Philip Glass’ The Fall of the House of Usher (based on the Edgar Allan Poe tale)

This new, one-night-only production directed by Septime Webre features singers from the Wolf Trap Opera and dancers from D.C.’s CityDance in a gothic tale based on the masterwork by Edgar Allan Poe and composed by modern master Philip Glass.

Roderick Usher, the reclusive heir to the Usher fortune, resides with his ill twin sister in their decaying ancestral home. When Roderick’s old friend visits, relationships are tested and secrets are unearthed.

This menacing house seems to have a mind of its own…do you dare to enter?

This production of The Fall of the House of Usher is a collaboration between Halcyon Stage, Projection Designer Brandon Morse, INSCAPE Chamber Orchestra and Wolf Trap Opera. For more information about the Wolf Trap Opera season, visit

Halcyon Stage @ Dock 5 is a partnership with EDENS and Union Market dedicated to spreading creativity across Washington D.C. and to offering performances and immersive experiences in one of the fastest growing sections of our city.