October 10, 2016
Edgar & Emily by Joseph McDonough
A comic fantasia set on a snowy Massachusetts evening in 1864. Emerging poet Emily Dickinson is unexpectedly visited by a desperate Edgar Allan Poe. Witty dialogue and clever repartee abound as Dickenson seeks praise and approval for her work while Poe seeks shelter from the mysterious stranger trying to kill him.
Meet The Playwright
Joseph McDonough is a playwright with varied interests and experiences. His plays include Wayfarer's Rest, One, Travels of Angelica and Stone My Heart as well as adaptations, plays for young audiences, and the books of musicals with composer/lyricist David Kisor. He has twice won the Mickey Kaplan New American Play Prize and has long been associated with Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park where many of his plays received their world premieres. His plays have been produced and developed at numerous theatres around the country and several are published by Playscripts and Theatrical Rights Worldwide. He is a proud member of New River Dramatists and the Dramatists Guild. Joe is represented by Bret Adams Limited Artists Agency in New York. www.josephmcdonough.org