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

Jobsite unleashes another macabre Halloween treat in this three-person thriller.

A truly gripping thriller [that] keeps you guessing and marveling from its deceptively normal opening to its fearful climax.

True crime novelist Mark Styler is looking for his next subject. After “monster” success with his previous portrait of a notorious serial killer, he turns to Fairfields Institute for the Criminally Insane in rural England to obtain access to one of its notorious patients, a madman known as Easterman.

It’s coming up on the 20th anniversary of Easterman’s arrest and media interest in the case is reinvigorated. If Styler can just get past the strange, sometimes hostile behavior and reluctance of Dr. Farquhar, head of the asylum, he’d be off and running to the next leap in his career. Perhaps some answers reside with the head nurse of the asylum, Plimpton?

Soon, nothing can be trusted, not even Styler’s own eyes. Through a series of lies, manipulations and memories, dark secrets are revealed and the questions just keep surfacing until the lights black out.

Probes the terror of madness ... while exhibiting roguish love of the macabre.

Jobsite’s annual Halloween offerings date back to 1999 and are often the company’s most popular shows of any given season, consistently drawing record crowds and media attention. Mindgame was a riveting hit on London’s West End and later Off-Broadway starring Keith Carradine (Dexter, Criminal Minds) and directed by Ken Russell (Tommy, Altered States, Lair of the White Worm). Jobsite believes this will be yet another blockbuster for their favorite time of year. Director David M. Jenkins says, “Mindgame is very much inspired by the old Hammer Horror films of the 50’s and 60’s, but also draws in our current fascination with serial killers and asylums in everything from Dexter to Silence of the Lambs to Criminal Minds.”


Mindgame is not for the easily frightened. This show contains moments of intense violence and many disturbing accounts of serial murder.
(L-R) Jason Evans, Elizabeth Fendrick and Brian Shea in Jobsite's Mindgame. (Photo: Brian Smallheer.)
(L-R) Jason Evans and Brian Shea in Jobsite's Mindgame. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)

Thank You

We'd be remiss if we didn't thank those who donated a little extra to make sure Mindgame got the full production value it truly deserved. Special thanks and kudos to:

  • Jenna Barley
  • Rob Broadwater
  • Shannan Clark
  • Cynthia Cohen
  • Mike Corrao
  • Rhapsody Drehs
  • Neil Gobioff
  • Rebecca Harrell
  • Arlene Jacobs
  • Melody Lynn
  • James Moline
  • Catherine M
  • Susan Oliver
  • Christen Hailey
  • J. Kevin Poitras
  • Richard Rosengren
  • Jessica Rothert
  • Rene Sanchez
  • Brian Shea
  • Courtney Schoenfeld
  • Kim Smallheer
  • Dr. and Mrs. Alan Smith
  • Jennifer Thompson Trice
  • Peter Wesenberg
  • Bob Westphal


Cast & Crew

  • David M. Jenkins – Director
  • Krystalle Voecks – Stage Manager


  • Jason Evans – Mark Styler
  • Elizabeth Fendrick – Plimpton
  • Brian Shea – Dr. Faquahar
  • Bob Westphal – Offstage Voice


  • Summer Bohnenkamp – Asst. Stage Manager / Run Crew Head
  • Bridgette Dreher – Run Crew / Scenic Painter
  • Christen Hailey – Assistant Director / Props Mistress
  • David M. Jenkins – Sound Designer
  • Greg Newcomb – Poster Artist
  • Brian M. Smallheer – Scenic & Lighting Designer
  • Katrina Stevenson – Costume Designer
  • Bob Westphal – Run Crew

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