THEATER’S 21st SEASON
- A GREAT RECKONING IN A LITTLE ROOM-
On the heels of its most successful season ever, Jobsite
Theater announces the much - anticipated lineup of shows
for 2019 - 20. Now in their 21 st season, Jobsite
is the proud resident theater company of the Straz Center for
the Performing Arts, heralding this season as “a great reckoning
in a little room.”
The quote, from Shakespeare’s As You Like It , nods to
the intimacy of Jobsite ’s home in the Shimberg Playhouse and
the themes the company often confronts in their productions.
The tag also references Bert States’ 1985 book Great Reckonings
in Little Rooms , a title Producing Artistic Director David
M. Jenkins c redits as greatly influential on Jobsite’s artistic
Jenkins and eight of Jobsite’s Artistic Associates selected
this season after months of reading and discussing ideas. The
season features new and rising voices in the American theater,
conte mporary and modern world classics, and another of Jobsite’s
signature Shakespeare offerings guaranteed to delight audiences
of all ages and tastes.
“As we continue to be honored with this opportunity to serve
the great community in the heart of downtown T ampa, ” Jenkins
says, “ I have shifted from bristling when some folks refer
to our space as ‘the little one’ or say that our shows can sometimes
be ‘challenging’ to embracing these notions. One of our greatest
strengths is how close our audiences are to the action. B oth
sides of the stage can feel the air crackle with the energy.
We also want something to happen to people , for there to be
a kind of reckoning amid the electricity in such a close spac
e, wh en folks join us. We believe the shows in this season
will be powerful experience s . For som e , it may just be for
your gut to hurt from laughing; for others , we hope they make
you think and ask questions . A t least one show in here is
intentionally being worked up to transport you far, far away
into a world of magic and fantasy.”
take place in the Straz Center’s Shimberg Playhouse)
Single tickets to all shows start at $29.50 and increase in
cost by performance date based on demand.
A season pass to all six plays goes on sale to the public in
May for $131.03 per person, less than $22 per show with no additional
fees. That price is good through July 15.
Season ticket holders enjoy great benefits like unlimited free
ticket exchanges, the ability to purchase extra tickets at a
discount, and special offers from our partners like the Straz
Center. To be added to the waiting list for season tickets,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Single tickets to all
shows will go on sale in July.
More Info on Jobsite's Ful 2019-2020 Season