2015 – 16 Season

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Almost an Evening

By Ethan Coen

Directed by Matthew Ray

Sep. 11 – Oct. 4, 2015

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $28

Preview Performances: Sep. 9 – 10 | Wed. – Thr. 8pm | Tickets: $14

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Three satiric shorts by Oscar-winning screenwriter Ethan Coen. Raising Arizona, Fargo, No Country for Old Men, Burn After Reading – the Coen brothers’ films are some of the most critically acclaimed and iconic of our time. Now, one half of the duo adds playwriting to his eclectic bio. Almost an Evening ran to sold-out houses Off-Broadway in 2008. The overall theme  of the collection of hilarious shorts is hell – both on earth and in the hereafter. Clever, provocative, and as engaging as the best fiction, these plays showcase yet another talent of one of our most celebrated contemporary writers.

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Silence! The Musical

The unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs

Music and Lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan

Book by Hunter Bell

Directed by David M. Jenkins

Oct. 16 – Nov. 15, 2015

Thu. – Fri. 8pm | Sat. 4pm & 8pm | Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $29.50

Preview Performances: Oct. 14 – 15 | Wed. – Thr. 8pm | Tickets: $15

MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

Jaeb Theatre, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Theatre Tampa Bay Recommended

With brilliant musical numbers like “Papa Shtarling,” “Quid Pro Quo,” and “Are You About a Size 14?” Silence! The Musical is a howlingly entertaining night at the theater. Originally premiering on the internet before moving Off-Broadway, Silence! went on to win awards and find itself in Top 10 lists of New York theater.

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Lebensraum

By Israel Horovitz

Directed by David M. Jenkins

Jan. 8 – 31, 2016

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $28

Preview Performances: Jan. 6 – 7 | Wed. – Thr. 8pm | Tickets: $14

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Theatre Tampa Bay Recommended

“Horovitz’s script bristles with irony and depth of feeling.” – Variety

Jobsite is honored to continue this collaboration with one of America’s greatest living dramatists, who Jobsite is once again bringing to Tampa for a residency. This time Horovitz comes to town for a full production after Jobsite’s successful evening with him and a rehearsed staged reading of his play Sins of the Mother. Using a cast of 3 actors performing quicksilver changes to play dozens of sharply drawn characters, this bold work of penetrating intelligence is based on the fanciful, explosive idea that a German Chancellor might, as an act of redemption, invite 6 million Jews to Germany with a promise of citizenship and jobs.

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

By Christopher Durang

Directed by Paul J. Potenza

Feb. 26 – Mar. 26, 2016

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $28

Preview Performances: Feb. 24 – 25 | Wed. – Thr. 8pm | Tickets: $14

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play!

A send-up of Chekov’s plays so hilarious on its own merit that it doesn’t even matter if you think Chekov is just the name of that Russian guy on Star Trek!

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house.

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The Maids

By Jean Genet

Directed by David M. Jenkins

Apr. 29 – May 22, 2016

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $28

Preview Performances: Apr. 27 – 28 | Wed. – Thr. 8pm | Tickets: $14

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Theatre Tampa Bay Recommended

Inspired by the famous 1933 French murder trial of Christine and Lea Papin, two sisters employed as maids, role-play while the lady of the house is away, ritualistically acting out fantasies of both love and revenge. As the games intensify, the incipient violence escalates as they await Madame’s return from a romantic rendezvous.

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Time Stands Still

By Donald Margulies

Directed by Summer Bohnenkamp

Jul. 8 – 31, 2016

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $28

Preview Performances: Jul. 6 – 7 | Wed. – Thr. 8pm | Tickets: $14

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Theatre Tampa Bay Recommended

Time Stands Still focuses on Sarah and James, a war photojournalist and her foreign correspondent boyfriend, who are trying to find happiness after their return from Iraq in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life.

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Job-side Productions

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Full. The Musical

Book and Lyrics by Katie Berger

Music by Katie Berger and Alan Blake Conley

Directed by Sean Ryan Paris

Sep. 27 – 29, 2015

Sun. – Tue. 8pm

$10 at the door | Free for Jobsite Rock Stars and Season Ticket holders.

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

How does a person find herself again when she has lost everything? In this original musical, we explore the pursuit of a thriving life, in spite of the daily struggles that make us feel insubstantial and powerless. Everyone has a demon they have to fight. Everyone can become the hero of their own story.

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Speech and Debate

By Stephen Karam

Directed by Sean Ryan Paris

Jan. 17 – 19, 2016

Sun. – Tue. 8pm

$10 at the door | Free for Jobsite Rock Stars and Season Ticket holders.

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Three teenage misfits in Salem, Oregon discover they are linked by a sex scandal that’s rocked their town. When one of them sets out to expose the truth, secrets become currency, the stakes get higher, and the trio’s connection grows deeper in this searching, fiercely funny dark comedy with music.

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Inappropriately Funny Moments: Part Deuce!

By April Bender

Co-produced with Ghost Light Theatre Tampa

Directed by April Bender with Special Guest Director Johnny Garde

May 9 – 10, 2016

Mon. – Tue. 8pm

$10 at the door | Free for Jobsite Rock Stars and Season Ticket holders.

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Hold on to your seats and prepare for laughter! Ghost Light Theatre Tampa has teamed up with Jobsite Theater in a Ghost Light/Jobside Production… our finest collection of original, hilarious plays written by April Bender.

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No Time to Pack: A Cabaret

Presented by Full: The Musical

May 16, 2016

Mon. 7:30pm

$10 at the door | Free for Jobsite Rock Stars and Season Ticket holders.

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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Check

A Job-side Production

By Giles Davies and Nicole Jeannine Smith

Jul. 24 – 25, 2016

Sun – Mon. 7:30pm

Pay What You Can at the door | Free for Jobsite Rock Stars and Season Ticket holders.

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

A man, a woman and a list. What happens when we throw aside what we are supposed to do and just do what we want? This will be asked in an original piece created and performed by two of your Tampa Bay actors, Giles Davies and Nicole Jeannine Smith, who live to entertain you.

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