brownsville song (b-side for tray)



Tray Thompson is not just a name, not just a statistic. Set against the gritty backdrop of rundown Brooklyn, brownsville song is a poignant, and uplifting story of one family’s courage and endurance after a senseless act of gang violence alters a high school senior’s dreams forever. Left to pick up the pieces, his family must find hope and resilience within their tight-knit Brooklyn borough. FLORIDA PREMIERE!

brownsville song (b-side for tray) by Kimber Lee will run from January 25, 2017 - March 26, 2017 in the Gompertz Theatre. Subscriptions and Single Tickets are available online by clicking the links or by calling the FST Box Office at 941-366-9000. SUBSCRIBE NOW to the Mainstage Season and see all four shows for as little as $59!

Dining is available in The Green Room at the following times:
2:00pm performances: reservations begin at 12:15pm
3:00pm performances: dining is available post-show
7:00pm performances: reservations begin at 5:15pm
8:00pm performances: reservations begin at 6:15pm
To view our menu, click here.To view the Gompertz Theatre seating chart, click here.

Do you need a ride to the theatre? Click here to find out more about our partnership with iTN Suncoast.

Kimber Lee’s award-winning play based on real-life tragedy and loss, Brownsville Song is a beautiful and compelling tale that sheds light on the cycle of violence and the strength of families in Brooklyn’s inner city. Because of the complex nature of these themes, the play also features more mature content, including discussions of murder and drug abuse, and strong language. A play all audiences can relate to, but may be best suited to audiences not younger than mature high school students prepared for the content of this very moving, but challenging story.




Director  |  Kate Alexander
Stage Manager  |  Roy Johns*
Scenic Designer  |  Ken Goldstein
Costume Designer  |  Matthew Lefebvre
Lighting Designer  |  Rachel Budin
Sound Designer  |  Thom Beaulieu


Lena  |  Alice Gatling*
Devine   |  Deysha Nelson / Catalina Grieco
Junior  |  Warren Jackson*
Tray  |  Wesley T. Jones
Merrell  |  Rachel Lu*

* Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.



The Gompertz Theatre 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.

Do you need a ride to the theatre? Click here to find out more about our partnership with iTN Suncoast.

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. The area for drop off of handicap passengers/patrons for the Gompertz Theatre is along the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue. 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.