2010 – 11 Season

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Einstein’s Dreams

Based on the international best-seller by Alan Lightman

Adapted by David Gardiner & Ralf Remshardt

Directed by Kari Goetz

Extended! Sep. 16 – Oct. 10, 2010

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $24.50

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Winner!

  • Creative Loafing Best of the Bay – Best Lighting Design – Brian Smallheer

Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Alan Lightman, this adaptation by Ralf Remshardt and David Gardiner plays up the theatricality of dream imagery using a versatile ensemble with imagination to spare. Sleight of hand? Roller skates? The seeds of the Theory of Relativity? Check! “Suppose time is a circle, bending back on itself. The world repeats itself, precisely, endlessly.”

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Mindgame

By Anthony Horowitz, based on his novel by the same name

Directed by David M. Jenkins

Extended! Oct. 21 – Nov. 14, 2010

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $24.50

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

This brilliantly inventive and heart-stopping scary thriller comes just in time for Halloween as Jobsite continues their very own holiday tradition. A prominent true crime novelist enters a secluded mental institution to interview a serial killer. Mindgame has been riveting audiences on London’s West End, and now Tampa Bay audiences will see what the buzz is about. Adapted by Anthony Horowitz from his novel.

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The Odd Couple

By Neil Simon

Directed by Chris Holcom

Extended! Feb. 3 – 27, 2011

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $24.50

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Winner!

  • Creative Loafing Best of the Bay – Best Actor – Paul Potenza

Likely the surprise of the season to the Jobsite faithful, this 1965 Tony Award winner for Best Play is being given an unsanitized revival by one of Tampa’s most consistently daring and quality companies. Felix and Oscar duke it out in this contemporary comic masterpiece from one of America’s best-loved playwrights.

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Yellowman

By Dael Orlandersmith

Directed by Karla Hartley

Mar. 10 – 27, 2011

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $24.50

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Winner!

  • Creative Loafing Best of the Bay – Best Play
  • Creative Loafing Best of the Bay – Best Actress – Fanni Green

A multi-character memory play about an African-American woman who dreams of life beyond the confines of her small-town Southern upbringing and the light-skinned man whose fate is tragically intertwined with hers. The play explores the negative associations surrounding male blackness as well as the effect these racial stereotypes have on black women.

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Reasons to be Pretty

By Neil Labute

Directed by David M. Jenkins

Extended! May 12 – Jun. 5, 2011

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $24.50

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

A love story about the impossibility of love, reasons to be pretty introduces us to Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also says something stupid to his best friend and when it gets back to her all hell breaks loose. A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance, reasons to be pretty is a gorgeous play and the final act in the trilogy including The Shape of Things and Fat Pig.

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The Taming of the Shrew

By William Shakespeare

Adapted and directed by David M. Jenkins

Extended! Jul. 21 – Aug. 14, 2011

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $24.50

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Shakespeare is back in pure form on the Jobsite stage! One of the Bard’s best-loved comedies, this modern-dress, commedia-inspired zippy cutting of the story of Kate and Petruchio will be sure to delight audiences across the board.

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Job-Side Productions

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Book of Enid – A Multimedia Reading

Featuring Videos, Projected Imagery, and Ellen Mueller Reading Live from Her Latest Work

By Ellen Mueller

Feb. 18, 2011

Fri. 11pm

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

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

The Book of Enid follows the narrative of Enid, a time traveller attempting to stop a violent conflict after it has already occurred. Supplementing the imagery of the book will be video works before and during the reading, including selections from the Practical Preparedness Series, a collection of videos which explores “practical,” everyday preparedness in our often fear-driven society. Refreshments will be served.

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Sexy Sexy Murder

Written by Christen Petitt Hailey

Jul. 29 – 31, 2011

Fri – Sat. 11 pm, Sun. 7pm

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

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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The Chicken or The Egg

Directed, written and performed by “ranney”

Aug. 5 – 7, 2011

Fri. – Sat. 11 pm, Sun. 7 pm

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

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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Job-Side Readings

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Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka

By Christopher Buehlman

Directed by Chris Holcom

Sep. 20, 2010

Mon. 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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Hugging the Shoulder

Directed by Lori Shannon

Sep. 27, 2010

Mon. 7:30 pm

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

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Family. Can’t live with them, can’t shoot them. At least and get away with it.

Elsewhere

By Adam Szymkowicz

Directed by Lori Shannon

Mar. 14, 2010

Mon. 7:30 pm

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

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Ted was just a UPS guy trying to deliver a package to Celia, a passive aggressive shut-in who loves to cook. Celia loves Ted, and Ted loves not having to work. Then her sister arrives and throws a wrench in Celia’s fantasy world. Proving is unattractive, Elsewhere is a sadly funny drama about family ties and unresolved issues. Elsewhere stars John Hooper, Jessy Quinones and Tiffany Sneeden.

The Psychiatrist is Out

By Dahvi Waller

Directed by Lori Shannon

May 16, 2010

Mon. 7:30 pm

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

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Show up late for your appointment and your therapist is dead. The patient before you is quietly hysterical, and then a lady cop with something to prove takes over the waiting room. Doesn’t look like you are making it back to work on time, does it?

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