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Jobsite in Tampa offers a new take on Shakespeare’s ‘Henry V’

Reconfigured Jaeb Theater offers greater social distancing.
Jobsite, the independent resident theater company at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, opens on April 9 with Shakespeare’s "Henry V" in the Jaeb Theater.
Jobsite, the independent resident theater company at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, opens on April 9 with Shakespeare’s "Henry V" in the Jaeb Theater. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
Published Mar. 30
Updated Apr. 1

Jobsite, the independent resident theater company at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, will bring Shakespeare’s Henry V to the Jaeb Theater on April 9..

Jobsite takes the original tale of an English king struggling to win over his country and puts a modern-day spin on it. In the play, playboy prince Hal ascends to the throne after spending his youth slumming around London. He is forced to clean up his act in an attempt to win the loyalty of his kingdom.

"Henry V" opens in Jaeb Theater at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on April 9.
"Henry V" opens in Jaeb Theater at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on April 9. [ Designed by Greg Newcomb ]

After a lengthy closure due to COVID-19, the theater has been reconfigured to offer greater social distancing. With a maximum capacity of 112 audience members, the theater now has 34 units that can seat anywhere from one to four people.

Henry V runs through April 25. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets start at $35.50 for single seats, $79.50 for two seats and $99.50 for a table of four. For tickets, go to jobsitetheater.org. Jaeb Theater is at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa.