As Jobsite Theater enters its 24th year, the resident theater company at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts has programmed a lineup for its 2022-23 season that includes popular shows from the past.
In a press release announcing the season, producing artistic director David M. Jenkins notes that after two years of “great uncertainty,” the theater hopes to welcome audiences back in full force.
“We’ve had very honest conversations about the importance of planning a season that our audiences will find hard to resist,” Jenkins said in the press release.
The theater has expanded to present shows at both the Shimberg Playhouse and the larger Jaeb Theatre.
Shows that Jobsite repeats include Picasso in the Lapin Agile, Dracula, Lizzie: The musical and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.
The theater presents misery, based on the novel by Stephen King. The show serves as a fundraiser for Jobsite; All lead actor and director salaries are donated to the company.
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Picasso in the Lapin Agile (Shimberg, Sept 16-Oct 9, preview Sept 14-15): Set in 1904, Steve Martin’s first comedy written for the stage sees Albert Einstein (25) and Pablo Picasso (23) meet in a paradise for artists, musicians, poets and philosophers in the Montmartre district of Paris.
Dracula (Jaeb 21 Oct-13 Nov, Preview 19-20 Oct): Adapted by Steven Dietz from the Bram Stoker novel, this version uses special effects and neo-Victorian vibes to tell Count Dracula’s tale of suspense and seduction as he attempts to take London.
hamlet (Jaeb 13 Jan-5 Feb 2023, Preview 11-12 Jan): Directed and adapted by Jenkins, William Shakespeare’s tragedy tells the story of a young student wracked by the death of his father and grappling with mortality. Hamlet is sent by his father’s ghost to avenge his death and uncover the truth. The show will feature a score by the company’s award-winning resident composer, Jeremy Douglass.
misery (Shimberg, March 17-April 9, 2023, previews March 15-16): William Goldman has adapted Stephen King’s novel, which follows the romance novel Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car accident by Annie Wilkes, his “number one fan”. Things take a dark and tortuous turn when Annie discovers that Paul killed her favorite character, Misery Chastain.
construction site theatre Alice (Shimberg, May 12-June 4, 2023, preview May 10-11): Celebrating the work of Lewis Carroll, the ‘cabaret extravaganza’ combines live music, visual arts, puppetry, aerial and circus arts and theatrical magic. Adapted by the ensemble with artistic direction by Spencer P. Meyers, music by Jeremy Douglass and lyrics by local artists.
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LIZZIE: The musical (Shimberg, July 14 – August 6, 2023, preview July 12 – 13): Four women lead a six-piece rock band to tell the story of double-axe murderess Lizzie Borden.
Twilight: Los Angeles1992: (Shimberg, 18-28/8/2023, previews 16-17/8): Andresia Moseley takes on 27 characters after ruling in Rodney King trial. That Los Angeles Times Anna Deavere called Smith’s screenplay “the most comprehensive literary answer” to the “cacophony of voices in the heart of the city”.
Season passes go on sale for $173.25 from May 30 through July 31, at which point the price rises to $208.25. Season Passes are not subject to additional fees, come with unlimited free ticket exchanges, and additional tickets to bring friends can be purchased at a discounted price. A pass for Thursday previews is $134.75.
A schedule for the start of sales of the individual tickets will be published in the summer. They start at $39.50 for standard performances (previews are $24.50) and increase based on demand by the performance date. Single tickets are also subject to a fee.
To purchase a pass, visit jobsitetheater.org/season-tickets or call the Straz Center Ticket Office at 813-229-7827 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m