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Edgar & Emily

Edgar & Emily

By Joseph McDonough

Oct. 12 – Nov. 4, 2018

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets*: $29.50

Preview Performances: Oct. 10 – 11 | Wed. – Thr. 8pm | Tickets: $18

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

* Single tickets start at $29.50. Prices for individual performances will increase based on demand.

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What It's About

Katrina Stevenson and Paul Potenza in Jobsite's Edgar & Emily. (Photo by Pritchard Photography.)In January 1864, reclusive poet Emily Dickinson receives a surprise guest: Edgar Allan Poe. Although Poe died 15 years prior, he arrives quite alive and just as energized by death as ever before—one could say death kindly stopped for Emily, after all. Though the evening pits the pendulum of both poets’ personalities against the other in this comic fantasia, Emily and Edgar find they have a lot in common despite their differences. The heart tells the tale, you know.

Why It's For You

Because you love to laugh. Because you can’t wait to get out all of your Halloween decorations every year. Because you’re a lit nerd, a lover of American history, or both. Because you’ve been simply dying for a good reason to release your inner spookykid. Because you love those TV episodes where they crossover two literary or historical figures in a meeting that never really happened but is pretty darned cool to imagine in a what-if. (And, hey, it’s another 90-minute show. Y’all seem to love those! You’ll have plenty of time after to go talk about it or get on with your life.)

Why We Chose It

We’ve got a big ol’ soft spot for Halloween, it’s been the only “holiday” we’ve celebrated by producing a show for the past 20 years. We adore the playfulness of this script. We’re thrilled to bring another non-published work for Tampa audiences, this show has in fact only had one other professional staging. We also really love that this script combines these dark literary giants (played by our own Paul J. Potenza and Katrina Stevenson), both obsessed with death in their own very unique ways, and manages to make it a laugh-out-loud comedy.

Show Times

Thu., Oct. 18, 2018
  • Edgar & Emily
    8:00 PM | Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center

Fri., Oct. 19, 2018
  • Edgar & Emily
    8:00 PM | Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center

Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
  • Edgar & Emily
    8:00 PM | Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center

Sun., Oct. 21, 2018
  • Edgar & Emily
    4:00 PM | Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center

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Advisories

Jobsite Theater does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact us by email or phone at 813.476.7378.

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Katrina Stevenson and Paul Potenza in Jobsite's Edgar & Emily. (Photo by Pritchard Photography.)Katrina Stevenson and Paul Potenza in Jobsite's Edgar & Emily. (Photo by Pritchard Photography.) Katrina Stevenson and Paul Potenza in Jobsite's Edgar & Emily. (Photo by Pritchard Photography.) Katrina Stevenson in Jobsite's Edgar & Emily. (Photo by Pritchard Photography.) Paul Potenza in Jobsite's Edgar & Emily. (Photo by Pritchard Photography.) Paul Potenza in Jobsite's Edgar & Emily. (Photo by Pritchard Photography.) Katrina Stevenson and Paul Potenza in Jobsite's Edgar & Emily. (Photo by Pritchard Photography.) Katrina Stevenson and Paul Potenza in Jobsite's Edgar & Emily. (Photo by Pritchard Photography.) Katrina Stevenson and Paul Potenza in Jobsite's Edgar & Emily. (Photo by Pritchard Photography.) Katrina Stevenson and Paul Potenza in Jobsite's Edgar & Emily. (Photo by Pritchard Photography.)

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Cast & Crew

  • David M. Jenkins – Director
  • Eric Haak – Technical Director
  • Teah Banks – Stage Manager

Cast

  • Paul J. Potenza – Edgar Allan Poe
  • Katrina Stevenson – Emily Dickinson

Crew

  • Jo Averill-Snell – Lighting Designer
  • Teah Banks – Properties
  • Salem Brophy – Assistant Stage Manager
  • Scott Cooper* – Scenic Designer
  • Jeremy Douglass – Music Composer/Performer
  • David M. Jenkins – Sound Designer
  • Tom Kersey – Music Composer/Performer
  • Katrina Stevenson – Costume Designer

Set Construction Crew

  • Robert Brashear
  • Ramiro Capano
  • Chloe Dipaola
  • Alexander Eadier
  • Mario Gonzalez
  • Siera Herber
  • Jake Landherr
  • James Race
  • Cameron Shippy
  • Jon David Stauffer
  • Teah Roberts

* Member, United Scenic Artists

Patron Reviews

Online

Amazing performances by both Edgar and Emily! Would love to see it again. Paul Potenza as Edgar and Katrina Stevenson as Emily developed their characters beautifully, making 90 minutes just fly by! Kudos to David Jenkins and Jobsite. My friend and I try to see as many Jobsite productions as possible, and this was one of the very best. The characters were beautifully cast, and the gestures of the couple were so effective, at times you didn’t need words. Thanks for a wonderful evening. – Barbara Schnipper

Via Facebook

Just saw this last night… Really good show that was totally not what we expected (which is a good thing) … Really exceptional performances with very believable unbelievability. Quite a fun show! – Chris Hart

It was so good! – Tiffany Schilling

It was great! You should be proud! – Kimberly Russell

Enjoyed it! Lovely portrayals! Set, music, and costumes really helped set the atmosphere. – Rick Stutzel

It was a great show!!! Loved it!!! – Harry Garcia

Saw it last night, great production, terrific acting, amazing original music, and a funny, literary, philosophical conversation between poets. All my friends enjoyed it to and want to read the play or see it again. – Kathie A. Moon

Saw it yesterday. Loved it. Paul and Katrina were great – Sharon Smallheer

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