2004 – 05 Season

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Playing With Fire: After Frankenstein

By Barbara Field

Directed by David M. Jenkins

Oct. 28 – Nov. 14, 2004

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Playing with Fire: After Frankenstein picks up where Shelley’s novel left off. In this fascinating and eloquent drama, an exhausted and dying Victor Frankenstein has finally tracked down his Creature in the lonely, frozen tundra of the North Pole. What follows is a fierce debate, interrupted by key flashback scenes from the novel, as they wrestle with the tragic consequences of this experiment gone awry. The exchange between Frankenstein and the Creature becomes a confrontation between parent and child, scientist and experiment, and ultimately between God and humanity – culminating in the Creature’s agonizing question, “Why did you make me?”

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The Complete History of America (abridged)

By Adam Long, Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor

Directed by Katrina Stevenson

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Winner!

  • Weekly Planet Best of the Bay – Best Hilarious Theater Production
  • Weekly Planet 2005 Top Ten Production

From Washington to Watergate, from the Bering Straits to Baghdad, from The New World to New World Order, Jobsite’s three 900-lb cultural guerillas will take you on a rollercoaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is The Complete History of America (abridged). With all the turmoil and division in today’s world, couldn’t we all use a good laugh?

The Boys Next Door

The Boys Next Door

by Tom Griffin

Directed by Ned Averill-Snell

Feb. 17 – Mar. 6, 2005

Thur. – Sat. 8p, Sun. 4p

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

In a communal residence in a New England city, The Boys Next Door – four mentally handicapped men – live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly “burned out” young social worker. Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, where “little things” sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy when we are reminded with touching effectiveness that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love, laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time they have on this earth.

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Machinal

By Sophie Treadwell

Directed by Chris Holcom

Jun. 2 – 18, 2005

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

A 1928 Broadway hit and a classic of early 20th century feminist theater, Machinal is an expressionistic modern age tragedy of isolation turned to murder.

The play, Sophie Treadwell said, is about “a young woman, ready, eager for life, for love… but deadened, squeezed, crushed by the machine like quality of the life surrounding.”

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The March of the Kitefliers

By Neil Gobioff & Shawn Paonessa

Directed by Kari Goetz

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

August 5 – 21, 25 & 26, 2005

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Winner!

  • Creative Loafing 2005 Best of the Bay Staff Pick – Best Impassioned Theater Fans – Jobsite devotees

When Sam graduated from college with a double major in art and marketing, he had big dreams of a career in advertising. The corporate world submitted him to a mediocre job, while he chronically pursued his dreams through vivid fantasy. When Julia walks into his life, Sam is suddenly forced to decide whether to finally grow up and pursue the woman he loves, or follow the footsteps of his best friend, Jack, who lives in a perpetual state of childhood. What ensues is an endearing romantic comedy and a hilarious post-modern satire that asks, “Who are we really, and what ever happened to the dreamers within us when we were children?” See more about The March of the Kitefliers.

Encore Productions

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield

Directed by Katrina Stevenson

March 25 – 26, 2005

TECO Theater, TBPAC

Apr. 3, 2005

Largo Cultural Center

Having shrunk Shakespeare’s wit and wisdom into manageable morsels of madness, Jobsite returns with an encore performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) to tear around the stage in doublets and Chuck Taylor’s on a riotous romp through all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays plus the sonnets all in an hour and a half.

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A Girl’s Guide to Chaos

By Cynthia Heimel

Directed by Ami Sallee

April 16 – 17, 2005

TECO Theater, TBPAC

April 21 – 23, 2005

Amaturo Theater – Broward Center for Performing Arts

Being single, meeting new people, dating again, safe sex, breaking up, supporting despondent friends, then repeating the whole agonizing cycle. It’s the relationship hell of the modern woman, and the adult comedy A Girl’s Guide to Chaos explores that hell with biting wit, sarcasm, and humor. The frustrations of being single run rampant. Some characters staunchly rely on themselves, others hide behind their loneliness, and others desperately cling to a boyfriend, because, darn it, finding a new one is the pits!

Job-Side Productions

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Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll

By Eric Bogosian

Directed by Paul J. Potenza

Sep. 25, 2004

Sat. 8pm

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

See Bob Run

By Daniel Maclvor

Directed by Kari Goetz

Feb. 4 & 5, 2005

FREE for Jobsite season ticket holders.

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

The House of Yes

By Wendy MacLeod

Directed by Christen Petitt Hailey

Feb. 28 & March 1, 2005

Shimberg Playhouse, TBPAC

FREE for Jobsite season ticket holders.

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Is This Thing On?

Directed by ranney

Mar. 2, 2005

FREE for Jobsite season ticket holders.

TECO Theater, TBPAC

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