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Jun 01 2012 / The Lonesome West

The Lonesome West

By Martin McDonagh

Directed by Paul Potenza

Jul. 10 – Aug. 4, 2013

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $28

Shimberg Playhouse
Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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Theatre Tampa Bay Nominated!

  • Outstanding Ensemble (play)
  • Outstanding Director (play) – Paul Potenza
  • Outstanding Lead Actor (play) – David Jenkins
  • Outstanding Featured Actor (play) – Brian Shea
  • Outstanding Featured Actress (play) – Caitlin McDonald Eason
  • Outstanding Sound Design – Shawn Paonessa
  • Outstanding Choreography/Fight Direction – Giles Davies

“This well-knit production… contains full-bodied performances from the entire cast…. This ambitious and serious Tampa company has grown in range and in skill.”  – Tampa Tribune

“a gut-busting comedy… a theatrical adventure due to Lunsford’s and Jenkins’ stellar performances and chemistry.” – Tampa Bay Times

“a superb production… exceedingly funny…. The Jobsite cast couldn’t be better. Beautifully directed … [an] impeccable set … costumes are first rate.” – Creative Loafing

Brian Shea and David M. Jenkins in Jobsite's The Lonesome West. (Photo by Pritchard Photography.)The Lonesome West presents us with Valene and Coleman (Matt Lunsford and David Jenkins), two brothers living alone in their father’s house after his recent death, who find it impossible to exist without the most massive and violent disputes over the most mundane and innocent of topics.

Only Father Welsh (or is it Walsh?), the local priest (Brian Shea), is prepared to try to reconcile the two before their petty squabblings spiral into vicious and bloody carnage. A shotgun, a new stove, a collection of plastic saints, a pretty young girl (Caitlin McDonald Eason), and more poteen than you could swing a dead cat at – what could possibly go wrong?

Jobsite has previously produced McDonagh’s The PillowmanThe Lieutenant of Inishmore, and The Beauty Queen of Leenane to great acclaim. The Lonesome West is the final part of a trilogy all set in the small rural west country town of Leenane, where characters that appear in one play are referenced by the characters in the others.

About Martin McDonagh

After writing a number of plays in a very short period of time, McDonagh has since become a successful screenwriter, winning awards and enjoying box office success with films like Six ShooterIn Bruges, and most recentlySeven Psychopaths. His most recently play, A Behanding in Spokane, starred Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken on Broadway.

Cast & Crew

Paul Potenza – Director

Ned Averill-Snell – Assistant Director

Matthew Ray – Stage Manager

Cast

  • Caitlin Eason – Girleen
  • David M. Jenkins – Coleman
  • Matt Lunsford – Valeen
  • Brian Shea – Father Welsh

Crew

  • Ned Averill-Snell – Props Designer
  • Greg Newcomb – Poster Artist
  • Shawn Paonessa – Sound Designer
  • Katrina Stevenson – Costume Desginer
  • Brian M. Smallheer – Scenic & Lighting Designer
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Ned Averill-Snell

American Buffalo, Beauty Queen, Boys Next Door, Fahrenheit 451, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Much Ado About Nothing, Race, The Lonesome West

Caitlin Eason

Caitlin Eason

Acropolis, Blackbird, Dracula, Hay Fever, Reverse Reverse, The Lonesome West, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Woman in Mind

David Jenkins

David M. Jenkins

America abridged, Artistic Associates, Baby Makes Seven, Beauty Queen, Bible abridged, Bloody Poetry, Books abridged, boom, Closetland, Cloud Nine, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Dog Sees God, Dracula, Dream Play, Einstein's Dreams, Eleemosynary, Embedded, Fahrenheit 451, Frankie and Johnny, Girl's Guide, Gorey Stories, Gorey Stories 2012, Grimm's Faery Tales, Hay Fever, Hedwig, History of the Devil, Hound of the Baskervilles, Hurlyburly, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Macbeth, March of the Kitefliers, March of the Kitefliers, Maxwell, Mindgame, Mineola Twins, Much Ado About Nothing, Murder Ballads, Night of the Living Dead, Pericles, Pillowman, Playing With Fire, Quills, Race, Reasons to be Pretty, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Ros and Guil, SDRnR, Shakespeare abridged, subUrbia, Taming of the Shrew, The 39 Steps, The Lonesome West, Titus Andronicus, Waiting on Sean Flynn, We Won't Pay, What the Butler Saw, Woman in Mind

Matt Lunsford

Matt Lunsford

All New People, Eleemosynary, Lieutenant of Inishmore, March of the Kitefliers, Much Ado About Nothing, Murder Ballads, Nature of Fear, Night of the Living Dead, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Pillowman, Quills, Ros and Guil, The 39 Steps, The Lonesome West, Woman in Mind

Shawn Paonessa

Shawn Paonessa

Acropolis, All New People, America abridged, Artistic Associates, Bible abridged, Bloody Poetry, Books abridged, Cloud Nine, Delusion of Darkness, Dog Sees God, Embedded, Girl's Guide, Grimm's Faery Tales, History of the Devil, Hound of the Baskervilles, Hurlyburly, March of the Kitefliers, March of the Kitefliers, Mineola Twins, Murder Ballads, Nature of Fear, Night of the Living Dead, Pericles, Phyro-Giants!, Playing With Fire, Rabbit Hole, Ros and Guil, SDRnR, Shakespeare abridged, Taming of the Shrew, The Guys, The Lonesome West, The Odd Couple, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Waiting on Sean Flynn, Woman in Mind

Paul Potenza

Paul J. Potenza

All New People, American Buffalo, Artistic Associates, Beauty Queen, Blackbird, Boys Next Door, Dracula, Frankie and Johnny, Pillowman, Rabbit Hole, Race, Ros and Guil, SDRnR, subUrbia, The Guys, The Lonesome West, The Odd Couple, Topdog Underdog

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Matthew Ray

All New People, Behind the Gates, Chapel Perilous, Closetland, Crimes of the Heart, Einstein's Dreams, Fahrenheit 451, Gorey Stories 2012, Hay Fever, Hedwig, Hound of the Baskervilles, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Race, Reasons to be Pretty, Return to the Forbidden Planet, The Lonesome West, WHWQIC

Brian Shea

Brian Shea

Boys Next Door, Dracula, Mindgame, The 39 Steps, The Guys, The Lonesome West, Titus Andronicus

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Brian M. Smallheer

Acropolis, All New People, American Buffalo, Artistic Associates, Beauty Queen, boom, Boys Next Door, Closetland, Cloud Nine, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Delusion of Darkness, Dog Sees God, Dracula, Dream Play, Einstein's Dreams, Embedded, Fahrenheit 451, Frankie and Johnny, Gorey Stories, Gorey Stories 2012, Grimm's Faery Tales, Hay Fever, Hedwig, History of the Devil, Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka, Hound of the Baskervilles, Hurlyburly, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Macbeth, Machinal, March of the Kitefliers, March of the Kitefliers, Maxwell, Mindgame, Mineola Twins, Much Ado About Nothing, Murder Ballads, Nature of Fear, Night of the Living Dead, Pericles, Phyro-Giants!, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Pillowman, Quills, Rabbit Hole, Race, Reasons to be Pretty, Ros and Guil, Serpent, subUrbia, Taming of the Shrew, The 39 Steps, The Guys, The Lonesome West, The Odd Couple, This is How it Goes, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Titus Andronicus, Topdog Underdog, Waiting on Sean Flynn, We Won't Pay, What the Butler Saw, Woman in Mind

Katrina Stevenson

Katrina Stevenson

Acropolis, America abridged, Artistic Associates, Baby Makes Seven, Bible abridged, Blackbird, Bloody Poetry, Books abridged, Boston Marriage, Chapel Perilous, Closetland, Cloud Nine, Crimes of the Heart, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Delusion of Darkness, Dog Sees God, Dracula, Dream Play, Einstein's Dreams, Embedded, Fahrenheit 451, Girl's Guide, Gorey Stories, Gorey Stories 2012, Grimm's Faery Tales, Hay Fever, Hedwig, History of the Devil, Hound of the Baskervilles, Hurlyburly, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Macbeth, Machinal, March of the Kitefliers, March of the Kitefliers, Mineola Twins, Much Ado About Nothing, Pericles, Phyro-Giants!, Playing With Fire, Quills, Rabbit Hole, Race, Ros and Guil, SDRnR, Shakespeare abridged, subUrbia, Taming of the Shrew, The 39 Steps, The Lonesome West, The Odd Couple, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Titus Andronicus, Waiting on Sean Flynn, We Won't Pay, What the Butler Saw, Woman in Mind

Media

Gallery

Matt Lunsford and David M. Jenkins in The Lonesome West. (Photo by Pritchard Photography.)

The Ensemble of Jobsite's The Lonesome West. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)

Brian Shea and Caitlin Eason in Jobsite's The Lonesome West. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)

(L-R) David M. Jenkins, Matt Lunsford and Brian Shea in Jobsite's The Lonesome West. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)

Previews

‘The Lonesome West’ marks 10 years for Jobsite at Straz – Tampa Bay Times

Jobsite returns with McDonagh’s ‘Lonesome West’ – Tampa Tribune

More Reviews

“Jobsite’s performers and direction are so strong … comedy that turns tragic …typical of what makes a McDonagh play worth seeing and hearing.” – TotalTheater.com

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Patron Reviews

Via Email

I had a great time! Amazing show! – Stephen T.
Play was great! You guys were spot on with the accents. It’s easy to make folks laugh, which you did, but harder to make them cry, which you guys did as well. Really well done. – Dave P.

Via Twitter

great performances tonight! – @fsu2626
@jobsitetheater’s The Lonesome West was intense and hilarious and so fecking good. Great close to a strong season! #TampaTheater #Tampa – @ladriaan

Via Facebook

Lonesome West is a dark comedic riot and you’re doing yourself a disservice if you aren’t planning on seeing it. – @itmustbemiriam

Saw it Wednesday. It’s wacky good fun!!! – Rick S.

Fabulous acting last evening, thank you! – Ralph P.

had a great time at Jobsite Theater’s THE LONESOME WEST last night – Brian R.

What a great show! Dark and funny. I really enjoyed it. – Roberta P.

Saw the show last night. Great time was had by all! Definitely a “must see” for folks in the area! – Peggy H.

Saw Lonesome West last night. It was wonderful. Brian Shea just shines in that role. We laughed and laughed and then discussed it in the parking garage when we should have been driving home. – Clare Ward-Jenkins

Very fun afternoon at The Lonesome West! I will be annoyingly using “feck” as often as possible in the foreseeable future. – Susan Z.

For me to endorse a show, it has to be a very special production. For my friends in the Tampa Bay area, if you have not seen The Lonesome West at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, you need to go this weekend before they close. Beautiful production, directed by the incredibly talented Paul Potenza. All four actors are absolutely wonderful. – Colleen M.

You have one more week to see Lonesome West, an incredible play starring David Jenkins and Matt Lunsford. I saw it yesterday – and I am telling you that you should not miss it!! – Veronica D.

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  • Jobsite Theater | Lonesome West Soundtrack

    […] In the sound design world, it’s usually a good sign of a job well done when cast members ask for copies of the show music the first time they hear it during tech. Since I pull from a sometimes eclectic array of music, I figured it’d be nice to share exactly what’s playing when you come and see The Lonesome West. […]

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