Jobsite Theater presents Race

Jobsite Theater presents Race

By David Mamet
Directed by David M. Jenkins

America's most controversial topic is tackled in a provocative new tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations. "There is intrigue within intrigue, showing how personal prejudice and individual missteps govern the course of things ... adroitly mixes comic darts with tragic arrows." – Bloomberg News

Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with raping a black woman. A new legal assistant gets involved in the case, and opinions that boiled beneath now explode to the surface as dangerous truths are revealed and no punches are spared. For the official website, click here. More great news: click on the What to Expect tab.


May 9 - June 3, 2012 Shimberg Playhouse
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Show Dates & Times

Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m. Sun. 4 p.m.

May 9-27; preview on May 9


Regularly priced tickets start at $24.50.

Groups also save on the service fee – just $1.50 per ticket!
Groups of 12 or more receive 15% off the regular ticket price for any Jobsite Theater performance – special group rates for preview performances.

2012-2013 Jobsite Theater Play Series: Season tickets are on sale now, and may be purchased in person at upcoming performances of David Mamet's RACE (May 10-June 3) or Radha Baradwaj's Closetland (July 12-29). Single ticket on-sale is TBA. Click here for more information.

There is a maximum ticket allotment of eight tickets per account/household/business for paid, ticketed events. (For some shows, it may be less.) Applicable service charges added at point of purchase. There is no maximum for free, non-ticketed events.

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Students, Senior, Military: Students 18 years or younger, college students with valid ID cards, adults 65 years and older and members of the military with valid ID qualify for special half-priced tickets to selected Center-presented shows indicated below, on the day of the performance, 30- to 90-minutes before curtain, availability permitting. Limit one ticket per ID, cash only. Not valid with other discounts. Tickets already purchased for events may not be exchanged or refunded.

Pursuant to s.817.36, Florida Statutes, no Straz Center ticket may be offered or resold for more than $1 over the face value of the ticket.

What to Expect

We're excited to host a public forum on Sun., May 13, after the 4 p.m. performance of RACE, by David Mamet. This panel will be hosted by Dr. Abraham Khan (USF Depts. of Communication, Africana Studies) and at this time also features director David M. Jenkins and Alisha Menzies, a student in the USF Communication Ph.D. program whose scholarship looks at critical race issues. Come be part of the conversation!

RACE is intended for mature audiences.