Theatre: Generation Gaps

Thursday, January 3

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click to enlarge Pictured (L-R): Caroline Jett - (Dorothea), Molly Jacobson (Echo, with wings) and Leah LoSchiavo (Artemis) - in Eleemosynary. - Shawn Jacobson
Shawn Jacobson
Pictured (L-R): Caroline Jett (Dorothea), Molly Jacobson (Echo, with wings) and Leah LoSchiavo (Artemis) in Eleemosynary.

Jobsite Theater's first production of '08 is Eleemosynary, a one-act play by Lee Blessing about family relationships and the human need for connection and forgiveness. The story is told via the relationships of three generations of women: grandmother Dorothea, who uses her New Age eccentricities as a means to assert her independence; her alienated, middle-aged daughter, Artie, who fled from her mother's domineering personality several years ago; and Echo, the 16-year-old daughter who Artie abandoned and who now lives with her grandmother. The play traces Echo's attempts to reunite them all and strengthen their family bond after Dorothea suffers from a stroke. Kari Goetz directs the Jobsite production, which opens this weekend. Jan. 3-20, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 4 p.m. Sun., Shimberg Playhouse-Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa, $24.50 ($10 rush tickets available to students, seniors and military 30 minutes prior to curtain), 813-229-7827, jobsitetheater.org.

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