Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"Shakespeare in the Park-ing Lot" in Sarasota

   Here's a cool thing. Jobsite Theater, which is in residence at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, is bringing its current production of "Much Ado About Nothing" to Sarasota for one performance only, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 3.
   The venue makes this show even cooler. It's in the parking lot of Home Resource, a furniture showroom at 741 Central Ave., Sarasota. Home Resource has offered theater before, but it's usually inside the showroom.
The cast of Jobsite Theater's "Much Ado"
   Jobsite is a solid professional company, and its production of "Much Ado," one of Shakespeare's best comedies, has garnered  positive buzz. Ned Averill-Snell plays Benedick, and he's one of the very best actors in Tampa.
   There's a $15 suggested donation for each ticket. The money goes to Jobsite. Reservations are required. Email
   If you can't make the Sarasota show,you can catch "Much Ado" on Jobsite's home turf, the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa, through April 7. Up there you'll have to pay $28 plus a service charge. Call 813-229-7827 or visit for details.

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