The Lonesome West
By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Paul Potenza
Jul. 10 – Aug. 4, 2013
Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm
Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Theatre Tampa Bay Nominated!
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 Pillowman, The 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 The Playwright
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 Shooter, In Bruges, and most recentlySeven Psychopaths. His most recently play, A Behanding in Spokane, starred Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken on Broadway.
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Lonesome West Soundtrack
The preshow and soundtrack for The Lonesome West.
‘The Lonesome West’ marks 10 years for Jobsite at Straz – Tampa Bay Times
Jobsite returns with McDonagh’s ‘Lonesome West’ – Tampa Tribune
Cast & Crew
- Paul Potenza – Director
- Matthew Ray – Stage Manager
- Caitlin Eason – Girleen
- David M. Jenkins – Coleman
- Matt Lunsford – Valeen
- Brian Shea – Father Welsh
- Ned Averill-Snell – Assistant Director/Props Designer
- Giles Davies – Combat Choreographer
- Greg Newcomb – Poster Artist
- Shawn Paonessa – Sound Designer
- Katrina Stevenson – Costume Desginer
- Brian M. Smallheer – Scenic & Lighting Designer
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