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World Premiere at Palm Beach Dramaworks

EDGAR & EMILY (Full-Length, 1W, 1M)

On a cold, January night, a presumably dead Edgar Allan Poe barges in to the bedroom of poet Emily Dickinson, dragging his coffin with him. The frantic Poe has miraculously escaped death but is hiding from his doppelganger, who seeks his life.

World Premiere (April 2018) - Palm Beach Dramaworks

“A fascinating and funny's an intriguing entertaining evening.” - Bill Hirschman, Florida Theater on Stage

“Truly beautiful...a wildly imaginative encounter.” - Christine Dolen,


"Pirandello, Beckett, Pinter. To this holy triad, add the name Joseph McDonough...this is a play that, thankfully, makes one think...I loved it." - Jeffrey Bruce,

"This delicate but insightful play is a work of art...the play is a beautiful piece of writing smoothly flowing from comedy to what it means to live with eternity." - Robert Hagelstein, Palm West Monthly

"The story is a passionate, inconsolable cry from the poets' hearts and it's beautifully done." - Maritza Cosano, West Palm Beach Magazine

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 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 LTD Artists Agency in New York.

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