It’s Thursday so it must be time to plan your weekend. Here’s what’s opening and still running this weekend in Tampa Bay Theatre.
Opening this weekend:
Lab Theatre Project – Precious Thieves
by Jared Eberlein
Cynthia Lennox’s not-for-profit is dedicated to serving parents of school shooters. As she prepares to meet with a newly grieving couple, the ill-timed arrival of her ex-lover, Richard Monroe, forces the evening in a dangerously different direction. While dinner commences with civility, even laughter, Richard becomes bent on challenging Cynthia’s motives, exposing the financial woes of her organization, and eventually proving that despite appearances, hers is the most brittle existence of anyone in their situation. As the evening crumbles to the ground, four unlikely dinner companions—whose children have all committed heinous acts—are left to choose whether they will embrace a harsh, yet hopeful, new reality or remain fooled by illusions of the past.
For reservations call 813-238-1756 or email Labthrproject@gmail.com
Jobsite – A Skull in Connemara
Jobsite is over the moon to finally complete the trilogy from acclaimed playwright and screenwriter (Six Shooter, In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) Martin McDonagh that began with the very show they performed as resident company at the Straz Center! In 2003 Jobsite produced The Beauty Queen of Leenane which won multiple Best of the Bay Awards and was named a Top 10 production by both The Tampa Tribune and Creative Loafing. In 2013 the company offered another of the Leenane trilogy, The Lonesome West, also to high acclaim. In addition to this trilogy Jobsite has also produced McDonagh’s The Pillowman (2006) and The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2009). McDonagh’s plays are undeniable favorites of the Jobsite faithful and the company is thrilled to once again bring his signature dark wit, kooky characters, on stage mayhem, and crackling dialogue back home. In A Skull in Connemara, Mick Dowd is hired one week a year to disinter the bones in certain sections of the local cemetery to make way for the new arrivals. As the time approaches for him to dig up those of his own late wife, strange rumors surrounding his involvement in her sudden death seven years ago begin to resurface. Populated by misfits and miscreants all digging for the truth, A Skull in Connemara is a blasphemously funny whodunit complete with flying skulls and bloody hatchets. Directed by Artistic Associate Paul J. Potenza, who also directed The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Lonesome West for Jobsite.
–Mar. 17 – Apr. 9, 2017. Th – Sa. 8, Su 4.
–Previews Mar. 15-16 8pm
American Stage – Informed Consent
“A thoughtful and engrossing play…that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs.” -The Cleveland
With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate.
Is your DNA your destiny?
–Show Runs: March 15 – April 09, 2017
- Early Bird Dinner Theatre – Ain’t Retirement Grand! Tickets available at http://earlybirddinnertheater.com/
- freeFalls Theatre – Red Velvet (TTB Recommended) Tickets available at https://freefalltheatre.com/calendar/