The Tell-Tale Heart

by Edgar Allan Poe and Philip Jameson '16

A Senior Project for Tim Creavin '15

The Tell-Tale Heart is a revolutionary theatrical experience that features the text of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1843 short story of the same name set to an original score for a thirteen-piece string orchestra composed by Philip Jameson '16. This immersive and interactive, 360-degree, on-your-feet theatrical event thrusts audiences into the dark and twisted world of the story’s enigmatic narrator as he confronts the grisly truth of his nightmarish past and attempts to move forward with his isolated life. The Tell-Tale Heart provides audience members with an entirely new, visceral, thought-provoking, and haunting theatrical experience like never before.

Tickets will become available at 1pm on Saturday, February 21st. The production will last approximately one hour. The audience will remain standing for the duration of the event, and is encouraged to move around the space. Note that fog effects will be used. Please arrive to the theater by 8:50pm. Direct questions to the producer at

To work on this production or to be an usher, please contact the producer at
Contact the Show
February 25 at 9:00pm
February 26 at 9:00pm
February 27 at 9:00pm
February 28 at 9:00pm
@ The Whitney Theater (53 Wall Street)
Show no longer running
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
Production Staff
Music ComposerPhilip Jameson
DirectorJessica Miller
ProducerDerek Braverman
Stage ManagerGabriella Heifetz
Musical DirectorPhilip Jameson
Lighting DesignerAsher Young
Set DesignerMargaret Gleberman
Sound DesignerChris Homburger
Costume DesignerMarisa Kaugars
Props DesignerIvy Wanta
Graphic DesignerMax Pommier
Master ElectricianRoger Pellegrini
Technical DirectorKenyth Thomason
Props MasterTaylor Jackson
DramaturgRebecca Brudner
Assistant DirectorGracie White
Assistant Stage ManagerSabine Decatur
Assistant Musical DirectorStephan Sveshnikov
Assistant Lighting DesignerAl Nurani
Assistant Set DesignerErika Anclade