about the SHOW
EDDIE! reveals a sardonic, witty side to Mr. Poe’s personality showcased in a kaleidoscopic presentation of excerpts and eight original songs inspired by “The Raven,” “The Black Cat,” “The Bells,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” “The Tell-tale Heart,” and “Eldorado." EDDIE!had its world premiere in 1990 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville, Kentucky by Pegasus Rising.
from the DIRECTOR
When your name is synonymous with terror, mayhem and murder, it’s hard for people to understand you don’t live on the dark side all the time. Edgar Allan Poe had a sense of humor, who knew? I wrote EDDIE! sixteen years ago in my exploration of ways to get from the dank depths of darkness to the relief and respite of light & life - one doesn’t preclude the other. It’s been a joy to work with this very talented cast who gleefully joined us for this first production of Theatre In the Circle. Poe was a deeply troubled and brilliantly talented man. I hope you enjoy this journey to take different look at this great American writer up close and personal.
We are thrilled to announce Theatre In the Circle’s 2nd production, a musical with which Clevelanders have had an enduring and treasured love affair. It’s about love; it’s about life; it’s about loss; it’s about laughter; it’s
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February 10, 11 & 12, 2017
Judson Manor Ballroom
EDDIE! is presented with the generous support of Resident Life & Programming at Judson Park and Judson Manor. The enthusiastic & gracious assistance of Judson Staff and Associates has been very gratifying, allowing us to offer "EDDIE!" at no cost to attendees. However, donations are welcome. If you’d like support this or future productions of Theatre in the Circle, contact Dan Selby, Vice-President, Judson Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org, (216) 791-2983.
TOM WOODWARD * (EDGAR ALLAN POE) is thrilled to be a part of "EDDIE!" and working with such a talented group of artists. Cleveland area audiences have seen Tom onstage most recently with none too fragile Theatre Company in Akron in the critically acclaimed production of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE. Other area works include THREE SISTERS with Mamai Theatre Company, RACE at The Beck Center for the Arts, and several productions at Dobama Theatre including MIDDLETOWN, THE BIG MEAL, and A BRIGHT NEW BOISE (Cleveland Critics Circle Best Actor nominee). Tom is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.
MOLLY McGINNIS * (MORELLA) is excited to be part of Theater in the Circle’s inaugural production! Most recently seen as Martha in Lakeland Civic Theater’s production of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOLF last year; she was also Agnes in A DELICATE BALANCE at Weathervane Playhouse (it was an Albee year!) She’s performed with Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Great Lakes Theater in their production of BLITHE SPIRIT, and was recently seen as Barbara Ellen Diggs in THE NEW CENTURY at Dobama Theater. . Molly originated the roles of Mary in BECOMES YOU at TitleWave Theater, and Nora in CROSSROADS DANCING at Dobama. Film credits include THE O IN OHIO, TAKE SHELTER and I AM NUMBER FOUR.
DAVID L MUNNELL + (BOBBY) is pumped to be joining EDDIE! as he enjoys all things spooky. A veteran of several seasons with Oberlin Summer Theatre Festival where he was seen as Mr. Meeker in INHERIT THE WIND, Witch/Porter/Seyton in MACBETH, Lavache in ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL and Ben Gunn in TREASURE ISLAND. David also appeared as Dave in DREAMGIRLS at Karamu House, as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST for Miami Shakespeare Company and
Fred McCracken/Ickes in ANNIE at Stephen Foster Drama. He has also written, produced, and performed THE PHEASANT PLUCKER’S SON at Between Us Take Ten’s short play competition in Times Square NYC. David is adept at combat (unarmed, rapier or dagger) while speaking Standard British, Cockney, Hampshire, Southern, French, German or Minnesotan. You betcha!
DON DISANTIS (MALICE) is excited to once again be working on a project with the Corcorans, two extremely talented people. With a background in both theater and music, Don has combined them to present musical variety shows to audiences across NE Ohio with his own combo. Prior to that, Don was male vocalist for the Harry Hershey Big Band Orchestra. Theatrically, Don has played Alfie Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY, Don Quixote in MAN OF LaMANCHA, and Fagin in OLIVER. His favorite is King Arthur in CAMELOT (It’s good to be the king). With classic crooning standards of the Great American Songbook, Broadway show stoppers and pop tunes, Don has become a perennial New Year’s Eve favorite at Tower City’s Ritz Carlton.
MARK CORCORAN (MANAGING DIRECTOR) has extensive experience in public relations and musical theatre production and has held management/board positions in a variety of for-profit and 501 (c) 3 organizations.
BILL CORCORAN (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR) has worked at The Cleveland Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Long Wharf Theatre in Connecticut, Virginia Stage Company and Winmack Productions theaters in Colorado, Arizona and Indiana. He has composed fourteen original musicals (Eddie, UFO, Mysterioso, Halfway To Heaven, Snow Queen, The Legend of Daniel Boone, Out of the Habit, It’s A Wonderful Life, Twain’s Tale of Huck and Tom, Through York’s Eyes, Sex After Sixty?, David and Bathsheba, Little Bear of the Miami and Mark Twain on the River). He has also arranged numerous revues, penned six novels and taught music theory and piano at colleges and universities in the Midwest.
* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
+ Actors' Equity Candidate