The Pillowman: Opening weekend recap, show held over!!!!

We kicked off the southeastern US premiere of Martin McDonagh’s award-winning The Pillowman with standing ovations and all sold-out shows. Due to the demand on tickets and the exceptional crowd reactions, we will extend The Pillowman through Nov. 5. The additional weekend will mirror the other performance weeks of the run – Thu. – Sat. at 8pm and Sun. at 4pm. Tickets range $19.50 – $24.50.

“It’s JonBenet meets ‘Of Mice and Men’ in Abu Ghraib” – Chicago Tribune

“This makes Wes Craven look like Mother Goose” – Daily News

To read full details on the performance as well as cast bios, feedback from opening weekend patrons or to view our TV commercial, please visit us here. Note: if you’re looking for the reviews or TV spot, click the media link.

I’ve never been more satisfied and proud of the work put into a Jobsite show as I am with what we have created with The Pillowman. I just can’t make it any plainer than that.

We expect to break every sales record in the books for the past few seasons, if sales remain as projected. Not everyone was in love with the production, as we were fully prepared for in advance. The Pillowman averaged about four walkouts a performance, with patron’s complaining about the violence and/or coarse language. Jobsite again stresses that this performance contains graphic depictions of violence, adult language, adult content, cigarette smoke and prop gunfire. The Pillowman is intended for mature audiences only.

PLEASE also let anyone know who wishes to see the show to buy a ticket in advance. We turned people away all weekend – some who were pretty angry – and we simply hate to do that.

We cannot extend The Pillowman any further than Nov. 5, as we’re running a fundraiser weekend of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) Nov. 10 – 12. Those performances are also selling briskly, and there are only a few tickets remaining for that Sat. 8pm performance. Don’t miss Tampa’s original Bad Boys of Abridgement as we race through all 37 plays and the sonnets in a mere 90 minutes.

To everyone who supported us opening weekend, we can’t thank you enough. We couldn’t ask to begin out season any better than this. You guys simply rule.


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