Night of the Living Dead

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By Lori Allen Ohm

Based on the screenplay by George Romero

Directed by Chris Holcom

Extended! Oct. 22 – Nov. 15, 2009

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $24.50

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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Held hostage by an impending mob of flesh-eating zombies, seven people are trapped in an isolated farmhouse. Their survival is doubly threatened when they begin to turn on each other as the dead encroach.

Kari Goetz in Jobsite's Night of the Living Dead. (Photo by Pritchard Photography.)

Night of the Living Dead is a gripping, terror-filled play that brings all the fright of the cult classic film to life. This blend of thrilling horror, laced with touches of black humor, envelops the audience in the action and unfolds into a shocking theatrical ending.

Jobsite Producing Artistic Director David M. Jenkins notes that the script for Night of the Living Dead is “truly almost word for word from the original” and that “the show will feature the largest cast that Jobsite has ever put on stage in Shimberg Playhouse … and with lots of surprises planned both outside and inside the theater, this show will be a complete experience from the time patrons arrive until they get in their cars to leave.”

Night of the Living Dead is to modern horror what Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is to the modern theatre.” – Erie Times

“… compelling, and not without chilling moments … [Holcom] has fun with the material without letting it descend into campiness … [a] thoroughly enjoyable show.” – St. Petersburg Times

“ … wildly entertaining … worth viewing and pays homage to the original … I promise you’ll leave the theater chuckling. Thank you Jobsite for another entertaining evening.” – Tommy in Old Seminole Heights

“The audience left laughing and smiling. All-in-all this is a fun, entertaining show that put me right in the mood for Halloween.” – Tampa Bay Arts Net

“Attention all people who enjoy live theater: the ongoing production of Night of the Living Dead… is an excellent example of well-done live theater… so well done and entertaining, that even someone who avoids scary movies and haunted houses with a passion, left the theater saying ‘I’m glad I got to see that. It was fun.’” – Examiner.com

Events

Food Drive and Ticket Discount

Jobsite Theater will host a food drive to benefit the food bank at Metropolitan Ministries for this final weekend of their smash hit Night of the Living Dead. With the holidays right around the corner, Jobsite hopes to help make a difference to Bay area families in need during what’s been for many a very challenging year.

Patrons may bring two canned goods or other non-perishable food items within 90 minutes of curtain and receive a $10 ticket to see Night of the Living Dead on 11/12 at 8p, 11/14 at 8pm or 11/15 at 4pm. This offer is not valid on the 11/13 8pm performance. One $10 ticket will be offered per two items donated. Subject to availability. Not valid on prior sales or in conjunction with any other offer.

Metropolitan Ministries touches the lives of more than 22,000 households composed of hurting men, women, and children every year by providing food, a safe place to live, and hope for a new future. None of this would be possible without the generous support of the Tampa Bay community.

Night of the Living Dead is Jobsite’s best selling production since January’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile and is poised to close as a top five all-time best attended Jobsite Theater production. Originally slated to close Nov.8, the production was extended through Nov. 15 to account for the popular demand.

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Previews

Zombie specialist to direct Jobsite Theater’s production of Night of the Living DeadSt. Petersburg Times

Halloween Round-Up – Creative Loafing

Celebrate this Halloween at the theatre – examiner.comBeing a zombie’s not so bad, really – Tampa Tribune reporter Ryan Bauer’s account of being a Night of the Living Dead guest zombie

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Matt Lunsford and Jason Evans in Jobsite's Night of the Living Dead. (Photo by Pritchard Photography.)(clock from bottom) Kari Goetz, Jason Evans and Matt Lunsford in Jobsite's Night of the Living Dead. (Photo by Pritchard Photography.)(L-R) Michael C. McGreevy, Jason Evans, Kari Goetz and Matt Lunsford in Jobsite's Night of the Living Dead. (Photo by Pritchard Photography.)Dayton Sinkia and Kari Goetz in Jobsite's Night of the Living Dead. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)

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Cast & Crew

  • Chris Holcom – Director

Cast

  • Jason Evans – Cemetery Zombie/Chief McClellan
  • Kari Goetz – Barbara
  • Molly Jacobson – Karen Cooper
  • Alvin Jenkins – Harry Cooper
  • Caroline Jett – Helen Cooper
  • Matt Lunsford – Johnny
  • Betty-Jane Parks – Judy
  • Kyle Porter – Tom
  • Dayton Sinkia – Ben

Video Performers

  • Steve Garland – Russell Streiner
  • Shawn Paonessa – Dr. Templeton Q. Westlake
  • Katrina Stevenson – Jill Cardill
  • Jaime Giangrande-Holcom – Stage Manager

Featured Zombies

  • Nic Carter
  • Katie Castonguay
  • Seth Firestone
  • Matt Frankel
  • Alex McGreevy
  • Michael C. McGreevy
  • Christen Petitt Hailey
  • Geneva Rae

Crew

  • Lorenzo de la Cantara – Video Producer
  • David M. Jenkins – Sound Designer
  • Jenn Jones – Choreographer
  • Danny McCarthy – Special Effects Designer
  • Greg Newcomb – Graphic Designer
  • Shawn Paonessa – Video Engineer
  • Christen Petitt Hailey – Zombie Coordinator
  • Brian M. Smallheer – Scenic and Lighting Designer
  • Katrina Stevenson – Costumer Designer
  • Suzan Wright – Make-up Artist

Patron Reviews

Just wanted to stop by to say that this show was awesome! Your performances were great (and funny too) … That ending was brilliant! Congrats. – Yvette Gomez

Saw it last night. Too much fun for just one ticket. If I can’t go again, one of you buy a ticket & go for me! … Freakin’ Fantastic!!!! – Gary Conway

I had a great time watching it last week. I recommend it to everyone! – xenophile (via LiveJournal)

Just saw NOTLD. Amazing, Funny and just Amazing!!! – Just Pain (via MySpace)

Via Facebook

Great show, way to go 🙂 – Jeremy Wein

Great Cultural Encounter at Jobsite Theater. If you haven’t bought your tickets to see Night of the Living Dead … you need to! What a great production and congrats to the cast! Job well done. – Christina Cook

Last night’s show was AWESOME! Great work! Keep it up. I can’t wait to see more! – Joe O’Connor

Night of the Living Dead was beyond awesome. Seriously, if you have the means, go see this show!! Jobsite rules!! – Becky Harrell

Tampa Bay Peeps … heed my warning … if you do NOT go to see this show you are missing out on infinite fun! And not just any kind of fun … awesome zombie end of the world Hallowe’eny kind of fun!! I went last night and will most likely go again! – Rachel Anne Lisi

Jobsite’s Night of the Living Dead was absolutely fabulous! I can’t say enough good things about this production. The makeup, special effects, lighting, stage, acting and directing were all great. I laughed and even jumped in my seat a couple of times. And the ending was the best. You need to go see this. Loved it! – Kim Smallheer

Don’t miss this! Chris and I saw it last night and we were ‘thrilled’…. awesome zombies!! – Catherine Matthews

I was nervous, not a horror fan, but I loved it! Funnier than scary and a great ending number! – Susan Oliver

Man, I loved NOTLD. I brought some friends and they loved it too. Small theatre is underrated. All the plays that I have seen at Jobsite (and the list is getting long) are really good. Where else to you get to see local actors producing plays written by local writers. Man, you guys should be sold out every night! – Dave Pritchard

Jobsite’s Night of the Living Dead was awesome! – Joe Popp

WOW!!! WHAT AN AMAZING SHOW TONIGHT!!!! Thank you!! – Michele Musial

Night of the Living dead was great. I think I loved the end the most… I am not going to tell the ending you just have to go see for yourself – Kimberly Tolliver-Godin

You all were amazing in NOTLD!!!! I love the ending. Soooo awesome. Thank you yet again for another awesome show. See you guys next year, I’m heading back to PA. – Angel Reese

Night of the Living Dead is a show after my own heart … I loved every second of it all the way to the end. Loved the [zombies]. Great job … Bravo. – Kelly Davidson Hurlburt

Via Twitter

The show was great. Amazing performances and the end was killer!!! – jmasc6

Amazing show tonight, just wish i had the money to see it again – thismyshow

We loved Night of the Living Dead on Sunday! Thanks for that. – joranslane

Just finished seeing @jobsitetheater’s production of Night of the Living Dead. Awesome show! Go see it before it ends Nov 15! – rloehlin

Show was soooo fab!!! Thanks so much! – DaCLuBhouse

Fun, fantastic, incredible, and intense! @jobsitetheater does it again with Night of the Living Dead! – Rene_Sanchez

Wow! Night of the Living Dead @jobsitetheater was fantastic! Go see it! Everything a zombie fan could ever want! – Aaron_Horne

Night of the Living Dead was awesome! 🙂 – JavaJoeMyspace

Everyone must come see @jobsitetheater ‘s Night of the Living Dead! Buy your plane ticket now! Hurry! #NOTLD … [thanks] for making one of my favorite movies into one of my favorite plays! – faedkisses

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Butler

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By Joe Orton

Directed by Katrina Stevenson

Extended! Jan. 7 – 29, 2010

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $24.50

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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Winner!

  • Creative Loafing Best of the Bay – Best Actor, Reader’s Poll Runner-Up – David Jenkins

A swingin’ 60’s British sex farce

“Hilarious, outrageous … toying with words as if they were firecrackers … the ending is a delight that Oscar Wilde might have dreamed up in a sequel to The Importance of Being Earnest.” – New York Times

Katie Castonguay and David M. Jenkins in Jobsite's What the Butler Saw. (Photo by Pritchard Photography.)

When high-strung psychiatrist Dr. Prentice tries to seduce an innocent secretary on her first job interview, his botched efforts leads to comic bedlam involving his nymphomaniac wife, a randy bellhop, a befuddled police officer, an insane asylum inspector and ultimately, the formidable manhood of Sir Winston Churchill.

It is as outrageous as it is entertaining, and its unrestrained depiction of a world gone mad displays Orton’s talent at its subversive best. Wild, risqué, and ferociously playful, Orton’s uproarious farce is one of the seminal works of modern comedy.

The premiere of What the Butler Saw, Joe Orton’s final (and arguably finest) play, produced almost two years after his death at the hands of his lover, sent shockwaves through London audiences, who were scandalized by its lewd humor and madcap energy, but who still could not deny his work anything other than drop-dead funny.

Intended for mature audiences, What the Butler Saw features rampant cross-dressing, undressing, scathing commentary on psychiatry, marriage, sexuality and government, but no actual butler. The title refers to a coin-operated machine that was used to display pornography.

“With the same madcap madness of a Benny Hill skit, the cast scampered across the stage in a titillating series of scantily clad romps, double entendres and miscommunications … Jobsite has delivered a delightful comedy of errors.” – Tampa Tribune

“One of the funniest performances I’ve seen in years… I can heartily recommend it to lovers of intelligent lunacy – and of laughter.” – Creative Loafing

What the Butler Saw is a blast … very entertaining … If you’re not looking for anything more than two hours of low-brow entertainment, and if you don’t mind the playwright’s obsession with sex, Orton’s play and Jobsite’s production can serve up exactly what you’re hungry for.” – St. Petersburg Times

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(clock. from left) Michael C. McGreevy, Katie Castonguay, Dayton Sinkia and David M. Jenkins in Jobsite's What the Butler Saw. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)(L-R) David M. Jenkins, Dayton Sinkia and Caroline Jett in Jobsite's What the Butler Saw. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)The Ensemble of Jobsite's What the Butler Saw. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)(L-R) Ward Smith, Dayton Sinkia, Katie Castonguay, David M. Jenkins and Caroline Jett in Jobsite's What the Butler Saw. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)

Previews

Interview with Director of Jobsite Theater’s And Baby Makes Seven, Karla Hartley – Creative Loafing

And Baby Makes Seven puts all the pieces together in dramatic fashion – St. Petersburg Times

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Cast & Crew

  • Katrina Stevenson – Director

Cast

  • Katie Castonguay – Geraldine Barclay
  • David M. Jenkins – Dr. Prentice
  • Caroline Jett – Mrs. Prentice
  • Michael C. McGreevy – Sgt. Match
  • Dayton Sinkia – Nicholas Beckett
  • Ward Smith – Dr. Rance
  • Xylina Golding – Stage Manager

Crew

  • David M. Jenkins – Sound Designer
  • Greg Newcomb – Graphic Designer
  • Brian M. Smallheer – Scenic and Lighting Designer
  • Katrina Stevenson – Costumer Designer

Patron Reviews

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Very funny and most definitely very British. A very clever script. – David Hood

Great show last night indeed. Thanks again Jobsite! – Luis M. Perez

Great show, Y’all. “Tragedy is easy, …” Keep up the good work! – William Lloyd Pearson

Thoroughly enjoyed What the Butler Saw last night. Well worth braving the freezing temperatures to see it. It was absolutely fabulous! Totally hilarious. Everyone was great in the show, and Caroline Jett stole every scene she was in. Of course the set was amazing, great job bro. The only disappointment was they… ran out of hot chocolate at intermission. Loved it! – Kim Smallheer

Jobsite’s What the Butler Saw is absolutely fantastic. I laughed so hard that a trip to the restroom was required before act 2. Go see this show people – Spencer Meyers

Amazing!!! Really funny and a total blast!! I’m going again!! – Prentice Gerald Outlaw

My wife and I saw the show with 12 friends Friday night and it was a blast. The cast was amazing (especially Ward Smith!) and the venue was perfect. We will definitely support future Jobsite Theater productions. Keep great shows like this coming. – Cory Neupauer

The word on the street is right, your show ROCKS!!!Great job. That is an awesomely funny show! – Scott Short

Reeeeeally funny stuff!! – Gerald Outlaw

Saw the play last night and really enjoyed it -an awesome job, congrats! – Gayle M

The show was outstanding! – Christine F

Great cast! We really enjoyed the show and I recommend it highly to anyone- absolutely wonderful. – Sandy S.

The play was hysterical. What a great night, all TWENTY of us!! We can’t wait til your next play. – Tammy P

You guys are INSANE! Loved the show last night, I’ve really glad I got a chance to see it. Can’t wait for “BOOM!” – Josh Hamel

Fantastic show tonight!!!! – Kris Sizemore

The entire cast was fantastic. I laughed until I cried. Thank you for such a wonderful time!! I was crying!!! I laughed so hard and I was trying to stifle it so I wouldn’t miss the next line. It was really, really good! – Peggy Walker Ehrhart

Wasn’t it awesome? My brother said he laughed till his stomach hurt! – Debra Miller

I had never read or seen WTBS before. It was outstanding. Farce is so demanding and you all excelled. The direction was terrific. I thought Brian’s set one of his best. – Nancy Cole

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What the Butler Saw is a hilarious raunchy romp thru 60s era sexuality, mistaken identity & madness. Go @jobsitetheater!. – Rene_Sanchez

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Blackbird

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By David Harrower

Directed by Karla Hartley

Sep. 11 – 28, 2008

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $24.50

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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  • Creative Loafing Best of the Bay – Best Director – Karla Hartley
  • Creative Loafing Best of the Bay – Best Scenic Design – Scott Cooper

The southeastern US premiere!

Una and Ray had a relationship that resulted in disastrous consequences. Ray moved on with his life, ensuring that they would never set eyes on each other again. Fifteen years later, Una has found Ray.

Paul J. Potenza and Caitlin Eason in Jobsite's Blackbird. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)

Never has a more thought-provoking play been written about such a taboo subject. The play explodes with unresolved and possibly irresolvable concerns that make it one of the most daring new plays in recent theater. Blackbird is a brilliant, unnerving and controversial play that taunts us with the limits of our own language and our conceptions of love, abuse and that much-abused neologism “closure”.

Blackbird was commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival and premiered at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2005. The production transferred to the Albery Theatre, London, in February 2006, and went on to open at the Manhattan Theater Club, New York City, in April 2007.

“A searing theatrical experience.” – The Guardian

Age Recommendation

18+: Contains adult language, situations and subject matter.

“… the superlative acting elevated the subject matter to a shameful level of enjoyment … Eason and Potenza spun gold from the detritus of their characters’ lives. Slogging through the muck of abuse, their performances were riveting.” – The Tampa Tribune

“[Blackbird] offers its audience a host of uncomfortable questions, and ends intriguingly without answering any of them. So its power endures, and even grows, after you’ve left the theater and started to think about what you’ve seen and heard.” – St. Petersburg Times

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Paul J. Potenza and Caitlin Eason in Jobsite's Blackbird. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)Caitlin Eason and Paul J. Potenza in Jobsite's Blackbird. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)The Ensemble of Jobsite's Blackbird. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)Paul J. Potenza and Caitlin Eason in Jobsite's Blackbird. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)

Previews

Creative Loafing See & Do – Creative Loafing

A girl a little like Lolita grows up in Jobsite Theater’s BlackbirdSt. Petersburg Times

Blackbird Grabs Audience By Scruff of Neck – Tampa Tribune

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Cast & Crew

  • Karla Hartley – Director

Cast

  • Caitlin Eason – Una
  • Paul J. Potenza – Ray
  • Xylina Golding – Stage Manager

Crew

  • Scott Cooper – Scenic Designer
  • Betty-Jane Parks – Set Design Assistant
  • Katrina Stevenson – Costume Designer

Patron Reviews

As uncomfortable and excellent as The Goat, which was also directed by Karla Hartley, Blackbird also intimately investigates a different kind of love. It is creepy, and dirty and very wonderful…. One man, one woman, one room, throwing up accusations, hurts and regrets that have simmered for 15 years. Both actors, Paul Potenza and Caitlin Eason are excellent…. After the show ends you will be not only entertained by first rate acting, you will have your conceptions about relationships and what is appropriate challenged. – David Hood

I strongly recommend people see this production. It is truly a compelling night of theater. Caitlin Eason and Paul Potenza share with the audience a thought provoking story with their stellar performances. Karla Hartley’s direction has enforced her already solid reputation as being among the Tampa Bay area’s finest directors. This show will be among the top 5 best productions of the Tampa Bay area’s 2008–09 theater season. – Brian Shea

We are recent season ticket holders, deciding to do this when we saw your A Dream Play production in June. Boy what a great play to start your season. Please tell the cast of this show how much we enjoyed their performances … Kudos to all and we really look forward to all of your future productions. We will tell our friends too. What a great value for the money! – John and Lori

I heartly recommend people take the time to see Jobsite’s production of Blackbird. It is a compelling night of theater that is told with the utmost commitment and stellar talent of Caitlin Eason and Paul Potenza. Karla Hartley’s direction of this production is just another example of her intelligence and strength as a director. Bravo! – Brian

Just returned from seeing Blackbird. The acting was SO profound. TOTALLY impressed. Thanks again for a job well done. – Rachel Lisi

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