2017 – 18 Season

“O brave new world that has such people in’t!”
– The Tempest (V.i. 186-187)

Jobsite Theater is delighted to announce the 2017-18 season, our 15th as resident theater company of the Straz Center in downtown Tampa. The season features a Pulitzer Prize winner, one of the most important pieces of musical theater ever written, a timeless and timely fantasy, a powerful new play by Israel Horovitz, an exciting adaptation of one of the most influential pieces of 20th century literature, and a contemporary classic that swept 1992 playwriting awards.

“Every one of these exquisite stories showcase people struggling with their identities and humanity in the face of what is sometimes brutal, radical change. I can’t wait for Bay Area audiences to join us in our home for another fantastic year of shows. We’re looking forward to this journey of self-discovery and uncharted territory as we all collectively learn to navigate this brave new world.” – David M. Jenkins, Producing Artistic Director

The Flick

By Annie Baker

Directed by Summer Bohnenkamp

Sep. 1 – 24, 2017

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $28

Preview Performances: Aug. 30 – 31 | Wed. – Thr. 8pm | Tickets: $14

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.

The Threepenny Opera

Music by Kurt Weill; Book by Bertolt Brecht

Directed by David M. Jenkins

Oct. 20 – Nov. 12, 2017

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

Tickets: $29.50

Preview Performances: Oct. 18 – 19 | Wed. – Thr. 8pm | Tickets: $15

Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Set in London in the 1800s, The Threepenny Opera is a musical satire about a notorious bandit who marries a girl much to the chagrin of her father, forcing the peeved patriarch to do everything in his power to imprison his son-in-law. Ahead of its time, the political and social themes in this iconic piece of musical theater get at the corruption of humanity and how it consumes us and forces us to consume one another.

The Tempest

By William Shakespeare

Directed by David M. Jenkins

Jan. 19 – Feb. 18, 2018

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $28

Preview Performances: Jan. 17 – 18 | Wed. – Thr. 8pm | Tickets: $14

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

On a distant island a woman waits. Robbed of her position, power, and wealth her enemies have left her in isolation. But this is no ordinary woman, nor an ordinary island. She is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to her will. When the vessel carrying those who wronged her appears in the distance, she creates a vast magical storm to bring them to her – then they awake finding themselves in a place where nothing is as it seems.

Man In Snow

By Israel Horovitz

Directed by David M. Jenkins

Mar. 9 – Apr. 1, 2018

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $28

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

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

A Man in Snow is a powerful family drama with both humor and heart. David, recently retired and mourning the loss of his son, revisits Alaska’s Mt. McKinley after 25 years. This time, however, he’s not there to climb it, but to guide a group of Japanese honeymooners who hope to conceive a child under the spell of the Northern Lights. This is passionate, compelling storytelling that is guaranteed to have audiences on the edge of their seats.

1984

Adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan from the novel by George Orwell

Apr. 27 – May 20, 2018

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $28

Preview Performances: Apr. 25 – 26 | Wed. – Thr. 8pm | Tickets: $14

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

1984 warns us with the story of Winston Smith, a small cog in the giant machine-state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen Inquisitor and the audience – who act as a silent witness.

This ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature was commissioned in 2008 by the Actor’s Gang under the direction of Tim Robbins.

Dancing at Lughnasa

By Brian Friel

Jun. 15 – Jul. 8, 2018

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $28

Preview Performances: Jun. 13 – 14 | Wed. – Thr. 8pm | Tickets: $14

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

This extraordinary play is the story of five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936. We meet them at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, which celebrates the pagan god of the harvest with drunken revelry and dancing. Their spare existence is interrupted by brief, colorful bursts of music from the radio, their only link to the romance and hope of the world at large. From small events spring the cracks that destroy the foundation of the family forever.

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