After months of quiet brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, the Straz Center for the Performing Arts has announced plans to bring back live performances starting Oct. 2.But there are limits. Shows by Opera Tampa and plays like The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) will be performed on a stage on Tampa’s Riverwalk or in the intimate Jaeb Theater, where capacity will be limited.“We’ll be offering socially distanced table seating that will allow small groups of friends and family to enjoy the performances together in a safe and responsible way,” Straz Center CEO Judy Lisi said in a statement. “Masks will be required, and additional safety protocols will be in place. I am overjoyed that performances are returning to our stages.”The two-month lineup features an eclectic bunch of artists from Tampa Bay theater and arts organizations. Tickets will go on sale Sept. 18 at strazcenter.org .There will be temperature checks at the entry. Masks will be required. Tables and seats will be placed a minimum of six feet apart, and no physical programs will be distributed.The lineup announced includes: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged): Held on the Riverwalk Stage, it is an outdoor encore to Jobsite Theatre’s acclaimed show in 2019 that was a 20th anniversary reboot of Jobsite’s Bad Boys of Abridgement, described as “a riotous romp through all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays plus the sonnets all in under two hours.” Oct. 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tables of up to four people are $10; tables for two $5. Opera Tampa’s The Witching Hour : An outdoor concert on the Riverwalk Stage in which the Opera Tampa singers “unleash the greatest coven of witches of all time ... with superbly concocted witchy tunes.” Oct. 30 at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Tables of up to four people are $10; tables for two $5. Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus: Jobsite ensemble member Giles Davies brings “a one-person tour-de-force that formerly dazzled audiences at Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival.” Held in to the Jaeb, just in time for Halloween, the literate, wildly theatrical show i faithful to Shelley’s original story while combining Davies’ virtuoso display of acting. Oct. 29, 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tables of up to four people $99.50; pairs of seats in the mezzanine: $55.50. A limited number of single seats in the balcony are $35.50. Always … Patsy Cline: This Straz Center production in the Jaeb Theater is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk. The musical play includes many of the singer’s unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces and Walking After Midnight . Nov. 5-22 and Dec. 3-6. Tables of up to four people $99.50; pairs of seats in the mezzanine: $55.50. A limited number of single seats in the balcony are $35.50. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992: When this drama premiered shortly after the Rodney King riots, the Los Angeles Times called it “the most comprehensive literary response” that channeled “the cacophony of voices at the city’s heart.” Some 28 years after those events Anna Deavere Smith’s one-person play “continues to reverberate powerfully within the context of our current times.” Jobsite Ensemble member and nationally recognized spoken word artist Andresia Moseley breathes new life into Smith’s multi-character script based on the testimonies of those who were there. Nov. 11, 17, 18 and Dec. 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jaeb Theater. Tables of up to four people $99.50; pairs of seats in the mezzanine: $55.50. A limited number of single seats in the balcony are $35.50. Opera Tampa’s Home for the Holidays: A concert full of Christmas carols by the Opera Tampa singers performing holiday favorites in the Jaeb Theater. Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 19 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. Tables of up to four people $99.50; pairs of seats in the mezzanine: $55.50. A limited number of single seats in the balcony are $35.50.