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In this version of the future, expectant parents learn within the first few weeks of pregnancy which traits their child will have and what behaviors it is likely to exhibit. This intriguing new play follows the extreme lengths two couples go to in order to have a baby. Babel probes the world of modern eugenics, explores the societal value of a baby, and asks us what we are willing to risk for love. 

Babel by Jacqueline Goldfinger begins playing January 26, 2022 in FST's Bowne's Lab Theatre. Subscribe and see Babel plus two more Stage III shows for as little as $49! 

Babel is part of a Rolling World Premiere with the National New Play Network. For more information, please visit 

This play contains strong language and adult content. Viewer discretion is advised.

Post-show discussions inspired by themes raised in Babel will take place Thursday, February 3 and Thursday, February 10 in FST's Bowne's Lab.

FOR YOUR SAFETY: As of September 26, 2021, FST, along with the major arts organizations of Sarasota, is requiring proof of a recent negative COVID test along with a valid ID for entry. If preferred, patrons may volunteer proof of vaccination as an alternative to testing. Masks are required for all, regardless of vaccination status except when actively eating or drinking during pre-show dining. For a full list of safety protocols to help you prepare for your trip to the theatre, click here. #SafeArtsSarasota


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Director | Catherine Randazzo
Scenic Design | Bruce Price
Costume Design | Mari Taylor Floyd
Lighting Design | Andrew Gray
Sound Design | Nicholas Christensen
Stage Manager | Sophie Antovel


Ann | Lucy Lavely
Jamie | Daniel Petzold
Renee | Anique Clements
Dani | Rachel Moulton

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The Philadelphia Inquirer 
“A startling collision between the goofy and the deadly serious.”

Talkin’ Broadway 
“Bitingly clever” 
“Seriously funny” 
“Intriguing from start to finish” 
“Can change your perspective forever” 

“At time funny, and at times terrifying” 
“A sense of humor and a bow to the absurd” 


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Florida Studio Theatre has been a key player in the development of Babel. Learn more about the play and what inspired Jacqueline Goldfinger to write the play. | READ MORE

Curious how Babel can have six world premieres? Read more about how the National New Play Network is helping Jacqueline Goldfinger’s play reach audiences across the country. | READ MORE 

Babel takes audiences on a journey into the future where parents can learn a surprising amount about their child-to-be. Read about how Babel is distinct from Goldfinger's other work. | READ MORE 



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FST's Bowne's Lab is located on the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue inside of The Hegner Theatre Wing. For GPS purposes use the address of 1265 First Street, Sarasota, FL 34236. To see a list of our buildings and shows, please see below. For more information please call the FST Box Office at (941) 366-9000.

Watch the video below to find a convenient place to park while you enjoy the theatre.

For those who require additional assistance or handicap parking/drop off, please see the map below. Handicap parking is reserved for patrons with a handicap tag and is in the lot across from the Hegner Theatre Wing. If handicap parking is not available and you are dropping off a passenger, our lobby concierge would be happy to wait with them until you return. For any questions regarding handicap parking please call the box office at (941) 366-9000.

Drop Off Area for FST's Bowne's Lab Theatre: along the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue.

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