By David Rabe
Directed by Jason Vaughan Evans
Aug. 9 – 16, 2007
Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm
Tickets: $19.50 – $24.50
Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Eddie’s world exists at the very juncture where Hollywood meets the mountains, where the almost-rich and not-yet-famous live on cheap thrills and heady ambition while searching for true love and redemption. Here, Eddie and his three best friends engage in a wild life of witty repartee and snappy come-backs, of ex-wives and future lovers, of hard partying and late nights, of sex, lies and self-obsession.
Hurlyburly is a scathingly funny and touchingly human story about the quest for meaning in our modern times. Eddie and his friends continue their entertaining and manic pursuit of sensation – until a series of encounters with destiny, decadence and even death convinces Eddie to plunge beneath the surface and discover his soul.
Hurlyburly is a perfect example of the type of work Jobsite has dedicated itself to. A script that’s been seriously considered for many years by the company, the production will showcase some of the brightest talents in their impressive ensemble.
Jobsite follows in a long line of talented ensembles who have tackled this powerful, difficult script. In 1984, the original Tony Award-winning production directed by Mike Nichols features William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken, Harvey Keitel, Jerry Stiller and a very young Cynthia Nixon in. Flash forward to 1998: Hurlyburly hits the silver screen with Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey, Meg Ryan, Anna Paquin, Garry Shandling and Chazz Palminteri. In 2005, New York was again lit up by a cast featuring Ethan Hawke, Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton and Wallace Shawn.
Hurlyburly contains adult language, situations, drug use and violence and is recommended for mature audiences only.
Hurlyburly will begin promptly at the specified curtain time. Please plan on arriving early in the event of traffic or parking delays. This performance is three hours in length, including a 15 minute intermission.
Putting him on the spot
Steve Garland is a hell of an actor and an even better person. We picked him up a little over a year ago for his
Hurlyburly – final weekend cancelled
Jobsite Theater is canceling all remaining performances of Hurlyburly due a personal emergency involving a lead actor. As a small but growing not-for-profit, Jobsite is
CreLo Hurlyburly review
“… this production is one of the most satisfying plays I’ve seen all year. It’s tough and uncompromising and surprisingly philosophical. It’s everything serious theater
What are people saying about Hurlyburly?
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Hurlyburly: set photo and an update!
Brian Smallheer, the scenic and lighting designer for Hurlyburly, sent this photo to me yesterday. Check it out! Last night’s sold-out show went off what
Whew. We’re up and running!
If I said that the last few weeks have been busy, it would be a ridiculous understatement. We’ve had personal emergencies, personal crises, professional obstacles
Hurlyburly brings Hollywood to Jobsite stage – St. Petersburg Times
The Go-to Woman – Creative Loafing
Cast & Crew
- Jason Evans – Director
- Shawn Paonessa – Associate Director
- Amanda Schreiber – Stage Manager
- Steve Garland – Mickey
- Meg Heimstead – Darlene
- David M. Jenkins – Phil
- Dan Khoury – Artie
- Ryan McCarthy – Eddie
- Sarah McKenna – Donna
- Katrina Stevenson – Bonnie
- Christen Hailey – Assistant Director
- Brian M. Smallheer – Scene/Light Design
- Katrina Stevenson – Costume Design
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