Hamlet

Hamlet

By William Shakespeare

Directed and adapted by David M. Jenkins

Jan. 13 – Feb. 5, 2023

Preview Performances: Jan. 11 – 12

Jaeb Theater, Straz Center

Community Presenter

Distinctions

Creative Loafing Best of the Bay Nominated

BroadwayWorld Nominated

What It's About

Jobsite returns to the Jaeb for this searing tragedy of a man, tormented by his father’s death, that confronts each one of us with the mirror of our own mortality in a far from perfect world. Who can be trusted? Who can be believed? Sent by Hamlet’s father’s ghost to avenge his brutal death, Hamlet’s mission to expose the truth is a perilous journey of madness, murder, and lost love.

A ghost story, detective adventure, and revenge tale all at once, Hamlet is often regarded as the best-written play of all time. 

This is Jobsite’s 22nd season of celebrating the Bard with another epic, engaging staging featuring another powerful score from the company’s award-winning resident composer Jeremy Douglass.

No one in this region "Rocks the Bard" as hard, as relevant, and as daring as Jobsite and their players. – BroadwayWorld

School Productions

Weekday field trip matinees for school students are available starting Jan. 17. All groups attending field trips are offered custom study guides and visits from teaching artists before and after the show. Please call 813.222.1016 or write Spencer.Meyers@strazcenter.org to learn more.

Giles Davies in Jobsite's Hamlet. (Photo: Ned Averill-Snell)
Giles Davies in Jobsite's Hamlet. (Photo: Ned Averill-Snell)

Critic Reviews

[Jobsite has] assembled the finest group of performers to take the stage by storm and move us through the tale at rapid pace …. the talk of the town … David Jenkins and team have done it again – BroadwayWorld

Excellent theatre, David Jenkins and company, Bravi! This theater is one of the best in West Florida, a visit promises to be a wonderful time. – Susanne Nielsen, KulturSpiegel

For those who are also late to the “Hamlet” party (I know you’re out there!), Jobsite’s production is a highly entertaining way to catch up on a classic. – Tampa Bay Times

News

Cast & Crew

  • David M. Jenkins – Director
  • Brian Smallheer – Technical Director
  • Jeremy Douglass – Production Stage Manager

Cast

  • Ned Averill-Snell – Claudius/Ghost
  • Theron “T. R.” Butler – Barnardo
  • Carla Corvo – Horatio
  • Giles Davies – Hamlet
  • Roxanne Fay – Gertrude/Gravedigger
  • Daniel Lennox, Jr – Laertes/First Player
  • Nicole Jeannine Smith – Guildenstern/Player King
  • Katrina Stevenson – Ophelia
  • Hugh Timoney – Marcellus
  • Jim Wicker – Polonius/Doctor of Divinity
  • Katherine Yacko – Rosencrantz/Player Queen

Crew

  • Jo Averill-Snell – Lighting Designer
  • Teah Banks – Properties
  • Jeremy Douglass – Sound Designer
  • D Granke – Fight Director
  • Jena Rashid – Producing and Engagement Apprentice
  • Julia Rifino – Scenic Artist
  • Brian Smallheer – Scenic Designer
  • Katrina Stevenson – Costume Designer

Patron Reviews

A wonderful and powerful performance bringing understanding, compassion, and thrills to the audience. Giles Davis, and the other principals, were superb. You and your team brought Shakespeare to life for me. – Greg Rosasco

We were there for opening night, yet it has taken me this long to fully digest all the savory bits, and leave you a comment. Where to start? Ah I know at the beginning, and with David Jenkins. This may be David’s finest work. His writing/adaptation was nothing short of BRILLIANT! All of the meat and just the slightest, tasty serving of potatoes! I cannot say enough about this work! Giles Davies as Hamlet was truly mesmerizing. I never thought he’d be able to top his performance in Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and yet here we are. Katrina Stevenson never disappoints, and her Ophelia is no exception. One delightful surprise was Jim Wicker’s Polonius. Throughout the intense drama he came through like a cool breeze. The modern flow and cadence, both verbal and the physicality, was amazing, yet one could not pin point an era or decade. I thought this was also seen in the sets and costumes. David you and the BRILLIANT cast have created a show that is as timeless as Shakespeare himself, and those were some pretty big boots to fill. BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! – SusanneDockery

If you have not seen Jobsite Theater’s production of Hamlet at The Straz, please consider a ticket. They have reduced 4 1/2 hours of tedious Shakespeare to 2 1/2 hour production of amazing theater. If you don’t like Shakespeare, this may change your mind. – Tom Eleazer

Saw it yesterday. Excellent production! – Mila Friedman

What a piece of work it is! Saw it today and, as always, we say “Bravo… Brava… Jobsite!!” – Margaret Nolan Mays

Shakespeare and Jobsite, it’s a win win! – Peter Terzian

We attended last night’s show. It was FANTASTIC!!!! <3 <3 <3 – Kris Mannino

Great show!! – Cindi Gladden-Tracey

Enjoying a night of theater. Checking out Hamlet at the @StrazCenter in #Tampa #Florida. @jobsitetheater company did a killer job. #TheaterThursday #acting #Shakespeare #hamlet #theater #photo #FamilyFunTime – @bloodofangels1

Saw it last night. It was a wonderful performance! – Tanya Abresch

Saw it last Wednesday. The thing about Hamlet is that in spite of everything everyone says about how good it is, it really is that good. – Michael Sinnreich

One Response

  1. Saw last night’s performance. I was completely blown away. Such an incredible job by all.

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