The U.S. Premiere of Taking Shakespeare by John Murrell is playing for one final week in the Gompertz Theatre. Don’t miss your chance to see the show that the Venice Gondolier says is a “Powerful evening of theater.”
Who appreciates Shakespeare anymore? Murph sure doesn’t, and seeks out an older Shakespeare scholar, to bring the Bard’s words to life. This enchanting, eccentric journey creates a beautiful dichotomy between Shakespeare’s verse and today’s language. Is it possible for this avid video-game lover to love Shakespeare?
Kathy Halenda returns to the FST stage in the final show in our Summer Sidekick Series, Somewhere Over the Rose: The Songs and Stories of Judy Garland and Bette Midler. Make sure to order your tickets to the show that the Sarasota Herald-Tribune calls “Vivacious.”
A tribute to the songs, styles and stories of two iconic American women. Capturing the spirit of Judy Garland and style of Bette Midler, Halenda brings a renewed existence to these legendary females. Featuring songs such as “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows,” “Wind Beneath My Wings,” and “From A Distance.”
Rebecca Hopkins, Darryl Knapp, Emily Levin, Patrick A. Jackson, Angel Parker, Christine Alexander, Steve Turrisi, Adam Ratner. Photo by Cliff Roles.
FST Improv will be bringing the laughter for 2 more weeks in their Out of Bounds: Summer Match Up in the Bowne’s Lab Theatre. See the cast as they duke it out for the most laughs. Taking audience suggestions, the FST Improv actors will twist and turn them into something hilarious. Who will win the duel of fools? You get to decide as they battle it out.
Adult Education classes invite you to come see what they have been working on this Summer at FST! Both presentations will be held in the Bowne’s Lab Theatre and are open to the public. No reservations are required and admission is free.
Writing for Performance – Final Recital
Saturday, August 23 @ 12:00 pm
This final recital will present brand new, original material that includes short plays, sketches, and monologues.
This special five week course guided students through various written and physical prompts in order to create a slate of
Page to Stage – Staged Reading
Monday August 25 @ 7:00 pm
The Totalitarians by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
This high-energy farce exposes just how vacuous and absurd our political language has become.
This class started with a script and character analysis which was directly aimed at building an ensemble performance. The class met to stage and rehearse the play and were guided by a professional director.