Bounding into Bowne’s Lab this summer is the first ever FST Improv and FST Children’s Theatre one-of-a-kind collaboration, Zap! Bang! Pow!

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(Sarasota, FL) —Bounding into Bowne’s Lab this summer is the first ever FST Improv and
FST Children’s Theatre one-of-a-kind collaboration,
Zap! Bang! Pow!. Grab your cape and mask, and join the cast as they unlock imaginations in this fully improvised superhero adventure. Running through August 5 on select dates at 10am and 1:30pm in Bowne’s Lab. For a full schedule of shows, please see the end of this release. Single tickets are $10 per show. Group rates are available for groups of 8 or more at $8 per ticket. Single tickets may be purchased from the FST Box Office by calling (941) 366-9000, or online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org. Group tickets may be purchased by calling FST’s Director of Children’s Theatre, Caroline Kaiser at (941) 366-9017 ext. 332, or by email at [email protected].

Marvel at the cast as they take your suggestions and morph them into a completely original story faster than a speeding bullet. Will our hero use his super powers to defeat the forces of evil? Will her kryptonite be math homework, vegetables, or video games? The choice is up to the audience! Created in the spirit of “Choose Your Own Story” theatre, this show is an opportunity for your family to be a part of the adventure.

I am so excited for this summer’s performances of Zap! Bang! Pow!: An Improvised Superhero Adventure,” said Director of Children’s Theatre Caroline Kaiser. “This show marks the very first time Florida Studio Theatre is offering a performance for children and families over the summer. This show is an opportunity to get kids off of the digital world of iPads, gaming, and TV and get them into the creative world of live theatre. An inventive combination of Improv and Children’s Theatre, this show is a great way to beat the heat and have a special one-of-a-kind family experience for about the cost of a movie ticket!”

Directing this cast is FST Improv Director, Will Luera. The cast includes Patrick A. Jackson. A regular cast member of FST Improv, Jackson is also FST’s Education Artistic Associate and WRITE A PLAY Program Coordinator. Remaining cast members include FST Acting Apprentices, Alexa Eldridge, Jacob Perkel, and Kihresha Redmond.

 

These superheroes will even be invading the 8th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival for a special performance of this family friendly show. Attendees will get the chance to enjoy this unique superhero adventure on July 16 at 11am during the festival.

Sharpen your superhero senses and prepare for an entertaining summer with the cast of Zap! Bang! Pow!. Running through August 5 on Thursdays and select Fridays at 10am and 1:30pm in Bowne’s Lab, single tickets are $10 per show. Group rate tickets are $8. Single tickets may be purchased from the FST Box Office by calling (941) 366-9000, or online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org. Group tickets may be purchased by calling FST’s Director of Children’s Theatre, Caroline Kaiser at (941) 366-9017 ext. 332, or by email at [email protected].

CURRENT SHOW SCHEDULE:

June 30 – 10:00am, 1:30pm, & 3:30pm

July 1 – 10:00am & 1:30pm

July 7 – 10:00am, 1:30pm, & 3:30pm

July 9 – 10:00am

July 16 – 11:00am

July 21 – 10:00am, 1:30pm, & 3:30pm

July 22 – 10:00am & 1:30pm

July 28 – 10:00am, 1:30pm, & 3:30pm

About Florida Studio Theatre

Known as Sarasota’s Contemporary Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre was founded in 1973 by Artist, Jon Spelman. Starting out as a small touring company, FST traveled to places such as migrant camps and prisons. The company then acquired the former Woman’s Club building, becoming the first permanent venue. Shortly after Producing Artistic Director, Richard Hopkins arrived, the building was purchased and renamed The Keating Theatre. In the years that followed, Florida Studio Theatre established itself as a major force in American Theatre, presenting contemporary theatre in its five theatre venues: the Keating Theatre, the Gompertz Theatre, the Parisian style Goldstein Cabaret and John C. Court Cabaret, and Bowne’s Lab Theatre. 

Even with its growth, Florida Studio Theatre remains firmly committed to making the arts accessible and affordable to a broad-based audience.  FST develops theatre that speaks to our living, evolving, and dynamically changing world.  As FST grows and expands, it continues to provide audiences with challenging, contemporary drama and innovative programs.

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