The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield

Directed by Katrina Stevenson

Oct. 2, 3, 8-10, 16, 17 2020

Thu. – Sat. 7:30pm

Tickets start at: $10

Riverwalk Stage, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Oct. 2, 2020
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Tickets

Tickets are not part of our 2020-21 season pass since they are an encore and self-produced solo work.

Like all Job-side Productions, they are free for members at the Rock Star and All-Star levels. Please contact us directly — not the Straz Box Office — to claim member benefits.

Health & Safety

The Straz Riverwalk Stage has three levels of open-air seating with appropriate distance between tables. In selling tables over single seats, we will be able to better safeguard audiences and also provide folks a means to establish their own level of comfort. If a single person or a couple prefers to purchase a four-top table to keep even more distance, they may do so. These tables will not for any reason be broken up, so folks do not need to be worried about being seated with people they did not arrive with.

What It’s About

Having shrunk Shakespeare’s wit and wisdom into manageable morsels of madness, Jobsite returns to tear around the stage in doublets and Chuck Taylor’s on a riotous romp through all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays plus the sonnets all in an hour and a half.

In this cult hit, the full works of the Bard have been edited into just 90 minutes. All 16 comedies are distilled into one short sketch and the historical plays are performed as a football game. The complete works of William Shakespeare in one evening? Ambitious? Foolhardy? Insane? Absolutely!

Audiences will be forced to throw out every preconceived notion of Shakespeare as Tampa’s original Bad Boys of Abridgment condense his complete works into a single theatrical experience.

Why It’s For You

You really like to watch old white guys sweat profusely and embarrass themselves. You struggled through high school or college lit classes and have been dying for someone to savagely make fun of all this stuff. You didn’t struggle at all through lit classes and would like to come laugh louder than anyone else at the dank inside references. But really it’s probably just because you’ve had a week and wanna laugh for an hour and a half non-stop at three doughy sweaty white dudes.

Why We Chose It

This is one from the vaults, for sure. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary this is a play that certainly stands out — at one point we even called it “The Franchise.” We performed it often between 2001 and 2005 (not to mention the other (abridged) titles) and for many of our fans these shows are how they discovered us. We could have revived a lot of productions from out past but not many would be as meaningful and even fewer would keep the 20th anniversary party going the way this does.

We’re also excited that this is a [revised] script that takes some of the best gags and updates from productions all over the world (of course we look forward to adding even more of our own)!

(L-R) Spencer Meyers, David M. Jenkins and Shawn Paonessa in Jobsite's The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). (Photo by Pritchard Photography.)
(L-R) Spencer Meyers, David M. Jenkins and Shawn Paonessa in Jobsite's The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). (Photo by Pritchard Photography.)

Production History

This production, originally produced by Jobsite in March of 2001, played to capacity crowds in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center for a 3-week run and has since been brought back in Tampa three times for one-night or one-weekend command performances – all of which have sold out. Jobsite also took the show in 2005 to Largo Cultural Center along with America (abridged) for a weekend. It was named a Top 10 production of 2001 by both Weekly Planet and The Tampa Tribune and continues to be one of Jobsite’s most memorable and popular productions.

To celebrate their 20th anniversary season, Jobsite brought the [revised] version to the Shimberg Playhouse Mar. – Apr. 2019.

The actors are unwilling to let any member of the audience have a bad time, and their simple joy is infectious. They are absolutely fearless and unending fun.

St. Petersburg Times

Think one part Three Stooges, one part Saturday Night Live, and one part fraternity talent show ... they do it so exuberantly, with so much delight in every cascade of spittle, every crotch-grab and pratfall, that you can't help but have a good time watching them.

Weekly Planet

Media

(L-R) Shawn Paonessa, David M. Jenkins and Spencer Meyers in Jobsite's The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). (Photo by Pritchard Photography.)

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Cast & Crew

  • Katrina Stevenson – Director
  • Teah Banks – Stage Manager

Cast

  • David M. Jenkins – David
  • Spencer Meyers – Spencer
  • Shawn Paonessa – Shawn

Crew

  • Salem Brophy – Assistant Stage Manager
  • Jeremy Douglass – Composer
  • David M. Jenkins – Sound Designer
  • Brian Smallheer – Technical Director
  • Katrina Stevenson – Costume Designer

2001 – 2005 Touring Cast & Crew

  • Katrina Stevenson – Director
  • Summer Bohnenkamp – Stage Manager

Cast

  • Jason Evans – Jason
  • David M. Jenkins – David
  • Shawn Paonessa – Shawn

Crew

  • Katrina Stevenson – Costume Designer/Props Master

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