2007 – 08 Season

Winner!

  • Creative Loafing Best of the Bay – Best Artistic Director – David M. Jenkins
Job-side Productions Job-side Readings Season Ensemble

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Gorey Stories

Adapted by Stephen Currens, music by David Aldrich

Based on 18 short stories by Edward Gorey

Directed by David M. Jenkins

Extended! Oct. 18 – Nov. 11, 2007

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $24.50

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Winner!

  • 2008 Creative Loafing Best of the Bay – Best Costume Designer – Katrina Stevenson
  • Jobsite Jobby – Best Supporting Actress (tie) – Summer Bohnenkamp-Jenkins
  • Jobsite Jobby – Best Overall Design – Brian Smallheer (Scenic/Lights) & Katrina Stevenson (Costume)

Jobsite is excited to continue the Halloween tradition they created in 1999! Gorey Stories, a play with live music, is a varied assortment of weird characters and humorous, horrid happenings drawn from the best of Edward Gorey’s monochromatic illustrated works such as The Gashlycrumb Tinies and The Curious Sofa. Gorey Stories is directed by David M. Jenkins, director of such previous Halloween hits as The History of the Devil, Dracula, Titus Andronicus and After Frankenstein. “A unique, odd, perverse and engaging entertainment. It is not an evening you are going to easily forget.” – N.Y. Post.

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Eleemosynary

By Lee Blessing

Directed by Kari Goetz and Jaime Giangrande-Holcom

Jan. 3 – 20, 2008

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $24.50

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Winner!

  • Jobsite Jobby – Best Supporting Actress (tie) – Molly Jacobson

Sensitive and probing, this masterful play examines the subtle and often perilous relationship between three generations of remarkable women: a young girl, her mother and her grandmother. Told through direct narration and flashbacks as well as linear storytelling, the tale unfolds via the reversal of cause and effect. Eleemosynary is a celebration of the beautiful, mysterious and painful bonds between mothers and daughters. “…a play and a production of a caliber rarely seen … the language is elegant, witty and carefully wrought.” – Philadelphia City Paper. “…an engrossing 95-minute entry – alternately funny and poignant…” – Variety

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Boston Marriage

By David Mamet

Directed by Karla Hartley

Feb. 21 – Mar. 9, 2008

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $24.50

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

The southeastern US premiere!

In Boston Marriage, Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming “women of fashion” who have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald and an income to match. Claire, meanwhile, is infatuated with a respectable young lady and wants to enlist the jealous Anna’s help for an assignation. As the two women exchange barbs and take turns taunting the maid, Claire’s young inamorata appears, setting off a crisis that puts both the emerald and the women’s futures at risk. To this wickedly funny comedy, Mamet brings his trademark tart dialogue and impeccable plotting, spiced with Wildean wit. “Devastatingly funny…exceptionally clever…demonstrates anew [Mamet's] technical virtuosity and flexibility.” – NY Times

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

By Tom Stoppard

Directed by Katrina Stevenson

Extended! Apr. 3 – 27, 2008

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $24.50

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Winner!

  • Creative Loafing Top 10 Plays of the Decade
  • Creative Loafing Best of the Bay – Best Play
  • Creative Loafing 2008 Top 10 Production
  • Jobsite Jobby – Best Supporting Actor – Paul J. Potenza

This contemporary classic of the theater was the winner of both the Tony and NY Drama Critics Circle awards when it premiered in 1968. Simply: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are the college chums of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and this is the story of what “really” happened behind the scenes. What were they doing there in Elsinore anyway? The Players come and go; Hamlet comes through reading words, words, words; foul deeds are done; Hamlet is sent abroad, escapes death; and in turn Rosencrantz and Guildenstern find their only true exit.

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A Dream Play

Caryl Churchill’s adaptation of a play by August Strindberg

Directed by Chris Holcom

June 12 – 29, 2008

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $24.50

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Winner!

  • Jobsite Jobby – Best Actress – Kari Goetz

The southeastern US premiere!

“Everything can happen, everything is possible and probable. Time and place do not exist.” August Strindberg said that in his preface to A Dream Play, written in 1901. The very play itself is a dream about a girl from another world who discovers why people complain so much. After successfully tackling highly stylized works like Franz Wedekind’s Spring Awakening and Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal, Jobsite is eager to produce Strindberg’s groundbreaking experiment in surrealism with this brand-new adaptation by Caryl Churchill. Jobsite’s production of Churchill’s Cloud Nine was named Best Play of 2003 by Creative Loafing.

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Embedded

By Tim Robbins

With reportage from John Simpson, BBC; Alan Feuer, New York Times; Robert Fisk, The Independent; and Martha Gellhorn

Directed by David Jenkins and Shawn Paonessa

Aug. 14 – 31, 2008

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $24.50

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Winner!

  • Creative Loafing 2008 Top 10 Production
  • Jobsite Jobby – Best Play
  • Jobsite Jobby – Best Director – David M. Jenkins & Shawn Paonessa

The southeastern US premiere!

Created by writer, director and Oscar-award winning actor Tim Robbins. Set in fictional “Gomorrah,” Embedded is a hysterical and audacious comedy-drama about the invasion of Iraq. Between the heavily satirized Office of Special Affairs and the tenderly depicted men and women serving in the armed forces, Embedded pits the journalists – conflicted between searching for the truth and submitting their reports (and paychecks) through the many gatekeepers struggling to keep the media on the “right” side. Through its quest to find the truth and fault across all party lines, Embedded finds its balance by incorporating actual journalistic reports from news sources such as the BBC and New York Times, some of which never made it into the American media.

Job-Side Productions

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Bondage

By David Henry Hwang

A Jobsite Theater Job-side Project and Asian Pacific American Scene, Inc. collaboration

Directed by Ami Sallee

Jan. 13 – 15, 2008

Sun. – Tue. 7:30 pm

Tickets: $5 at the door; FREE for Jobsite season ticket holders.

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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Short Comings

Directed by Ami Sallee Corley and Chris Rutherford

Apr. 11 – 14, 2008

Fri. – Sat. 11 pm, Sun. – Mon. 8pm

Tickets: Apr. 11 is a pass-the-hat preview.

All other nights $5 at the door. FREE for Jobsite season ticket holders.

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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LOL: An evening with Mr. FunnyBlackman

Directed, written and performed by “ranney”

Aug. 22 – 30, 2008

Fri. – Sat. 10:30 pm

Tickets: $5 at the door; FREE for Jobsite season ticket holders.

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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