Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER Comes to Tampa in September
Jobsite begins their 21st season, themed a great reckoning in a Little Room, in Sep. with 'wild and crazy guy' Steve Martin's hilarious new comedy that takes an offbeat and absurdist look at the comic anxiety lurking just beneath the surface of modern marriage. Meteor Shower runs Sep. 6-29, 2019, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center, where Jobsite is resident theater company.
Corky and Norm are excited to host Gerald and Laura at their home in the valley outside Los Angeles to watch a once-in-a-lifetime meteor shower. But as the stars come out and the conversation gets rolling, it becomes clear that Gerald and Laura might not be all that they appear to be. Over the course of a crazy, starlit dinner party, the wildly unexpected occurs. The couples begin to flirt and insanity reigns. Martin, using his trademark absurdist humor, bends the fluid nature of time and reality to create a surprising and unforgettably funny new play.
Meteor Shower is directed by Jobsite Artistic Associate Paul J. Potenza (A Skull in Connemara, The Lonesome West) who leads the artistic team of Brian Smallheer (scenic design), Jo Averill-Snell (light design), and Katrina Stevenson (costume design). The show stars Jonelle M. Meyer, Amy E. Gray, Jamie Jones, and Jordan Foote.
Broadway fans no doubt recall the record-setting 2017 production starring Amy Schumer, Laura Benanti, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jeremy Shamos. The original production in 2016 at The Old Globe starred The Office's Jenna Fischer.
Jobsite has previously enjoyed completely sold-out runs of Steve Martin's comedies Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Underpants and fully expects Meteor Shower to do the same. Tickets are on sale now and going fast. Advance purchases are strongly recommended.
Meteor Shower plays Sep. 6-29, 2019. Tickets start at $29.50 and increase in price by performance based on demand. Preview performances are Sep. 4-5 at 8pm, with all tickets starting at $18. Rush tickets may be available for students, persons 65+, military, and others at the window as of 30 minutes prior to curtain for 50% off. A season pass is currently on sale for up to 70% off the price of single tickets.