Can one word alter the course of your life? A simple encounter between a man and a woman leads to a spellbinding journey across time and space. Science and romance collide in this unusual love story of infinite possibilities and the difference between choice and destiny.

Constellations by Nick Payne will play beginning February 21, 2018 in the Bowne's Lab Theatre. Subscriptions and tickets are available online by clicking the button above or by calling the FST Box Office at 941-366-9000. SUBSCRIBE NOW to see all 3 shows for as little as $49!

Constellations contains mild sexual content, use of explicit language, and frank discussion of death. Audience discretion is advised.  

Dine with us prior to or after your show!

Dining hours:
1:30pm performances: dine prior to your show in the theatre! Reservations are not required, but you must arrive at 12:00pm.
2:00pm performances: dine prior to your show in the theatre! Reservations are not required, but you must arrive at 12:30pm.
7:00pm performances: dine prior to your show in the theatre! Reservations are not required, but you must arrive at 5:30pm.
5:00pm performances: dine with us after your show in the Green Room Cafe & Bar. Reservations are required, click here to make a reservation.

Please be aware that dining opens 90 minutes before showtime, and we ask that you arrive no later than 45 minutes before showtime to ensure service. All service ends 30 minutes before show time, however, concessions will still be available in the lobby, and you may bring beverages into the theatre.

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Director  |  Jason Cannon
Scenic Designer   |  Bruce Price
Lighting Designer |  Alex Pinchin
Costume Designer  |  Hannah Bagnall
Sound Designer  |  Jon Baker


Roland |  Chris Tipp*
Marianne  |  Alexis Hyatt*

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

ALEXIS HYATT (Marianne) is thrilled to be making her debut at Florida Studio Theatre this season in both How to Use a Knife and Constellations. Regional Theater: Boeing Boeing, The Liar, All My Sons, The Game’s Afoot (Gulfshore Playhouse); To Kill a Mockingbird (Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey); Blithe Spirit, The Importance of Being Earnest, No Sex Please, We’re British, M. Butterfly (Northern Stage); Dulcy (Dorset Theater Festival); and many others. TV/Film: Orange is the New BlackOnly Way Out; Yass Queens. BFA University of the North Carolina School of the Arts.

CHRIS TIPP (Roland) is thrilled to continue his time at Florida Studio Theatre in Constellations after just closing How to Use a Knife. From New York City, he is a member of the New Circle Theatre Company where he works closely with playwrights in the development of their work. He has worked regionally in 4000 Miles as Leo (New Jewish Theatre), Sex With Strangers as Ethan, and in Hamlet as Laertes (Rebel and Misfits Productions). Chris was also seen at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in A Christmas Carol, STAGES Saint Louis’ productions of Alice In Wonderland as The March Hare, and South Pacific as Professor, and played the title role in The Who’s Tommy at the Springer Opera House.  A proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, Chris received his MFA in Acting from Western Illinois University.

JASON CANNON (Director) is an Associate Artist at FST, where his responsibilities include directing, teaching, New Play Development, and the Acting Apprentice Program. Shows directed at FST include: How to Use a Knife; Once; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Robin Hood; Doublewide; Burt & Me; The Dragon vs. the Hiccups; Gidion’s Knot; Stalking the Bogeyman; Million Dollar Quartet; The Velveteen Rabbit; Relativity; My Name is Asher Lev; and Butler (which earned Best Director nominations from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Creative Loafing). His performance as Ever Montgomery in Dancing Lessons garnered “Best Actor of 2015” awards from both Sarasota Magazine and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He is a seven-time Kevin Kline Award nominee (and one time winner for Outstanding Leading Actor). He appears regularly with FST Improv. Proud member SDC, AEA, SAG-AFTRA.

JYNELLY ROSARIO (Stage Manager) a Puerto Rico native, Jynelly is a former Stage Management Intern and recipient of the 2016-2017 Mandelker Award. She is thrilled to join FST’s staff as a Stage Manager. Jynelly has worked as a Musical Theatre Teacher, Director, and Stage Manager since 2011 with companies such as Broadway Illusions Inc., Teatro CeDIn, The Black Box Theatre Workshop, and Teatro Caribeño. Selected credits: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Little Prince, Rent, Footloose, and In The Heights. FST Credits: Million Dollar Quartet, Alice With a Twist, Rich Girl, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, The Write Stuff (Playmakers Tour), Once, and How to Use a Knife.

BRUCE PRICE (Scenic Designer) joined the FST staff in 2002 as the Production Stage Manager.  In 2004, he was promoted to Production Manager. Over the past 15 years he has stage managed over 37 productions and overseen the technical aspects of over 100 productions here at FST.  During his 30 years in theatre, Mr. Price has designed sets, lights, and costumes for dozens of productions. Mr. Price has worked regionally at The Alley Theatre and Stage Repertory Theatre both on stage and backstage, but he has found his home here at FST.

HANNAH BAGNALL (Costume Designer) is the Education and Outreach Associate at FST, coordinating the WRITE A PLAY program, and most recently served as the Movement Supervisor for Once. Prior to moving to Sarasota two years ago, she performed, choreographed, and served on the Board of Directors at Ozark Actor’s Theatre in Rolla, Missouri and owned a sewing business. In 2011, after earning her BFA in Musical Theatre Performance, she toured with Missoula Children’s Theatre in Pinocchio. She likes to do lots of things around FST. You may find her choreographing, sewing, greeting students, or even on the stage!

ALEX PINCHIN (Lighting Designer) is a native of Sarasota and graduated from the University of Florida in 2016 where he studied digital arts. He is currently the Sound Designer for the Asolo Conservatory’s current season. Other recent works include Assistant Projection Designer for Dialogues of the Carmelites (Baldwin Wallace Conservatory), Light Designer for Once on This Island (State College of Florida), and Sound Designer for In The Heights (Florida Players of University of Florida) and Pilgrims (Urbanite Theatre).

JON BAKER (Sound Designer) is very happy to be designing another show for Florida Studio Theatre. He hails from Florence, Alabama where he graduated from the University of North Alabama. Design credits include: Stalking the Bogeyman, Doublewide, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. His Front of House engineering credits include: Million Dollar Quarter, Burt & Me, and Once.

GREG LONDON (Dialect & ASL Coach) National tours: Hairspray (Edna Turnblad), West Side Story (Doc), Fiddler on the Roof (Lazar). International tours: Hairspray (Edna), The Fantastics (Bellamy). Off-Broadway: Spurn. Regional: Hairspray (Edna, Florida Studio Theatre), The Drawer Boy (Angus, Cortland Rep), Richard III (Shakespeare Theatre, D.C.). Created role of Peter in world premiere of Lanford Wilson’s Los Alamos,directed by Marshall W. Mason. L.A. Critic’s Choice Award: Best Actor in a Touring Production: Edna, Hairspray. Greg was the 2007 national winner of the Eugene O’Neill Award for Dramatic Writing.

NELSON MERCEDES (ASL Coach) passion for American Sign Language quickly emerged when he took the course as an exit requirement for his Psychology degree. He was able to incorporate his trilingual (Romanian, Spanish, English) and multicultural background in the learning process. Immediately captivated by the language, culture, and community, Mercedes decided to become an interpreter. Since then, ASL has become a significant and influential component of his everyday life. 

NICK PAYNE (Playwright) Nick Payne’s plays include If There is I Haven’t Found It Yet (Bush Theatre and Roundabout Theatre Company, New York), Wanderlust (Royal Court Theatre), Sophocles’ Electra (Gate Theatre), One Day When We Were Young (Paines Plough/Sheffield Theatres and Shoreditch Town Hall), Lay Down Your Cross (Hampstead Theatre), Constellations (Royal Court Theatre and Duke of York’s), and The Same Deep Water As Me (Donmar Warehouse). He is the recipient of the 2009 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright, 2012 Harold Pinter Playwright’s Award, and the 2012 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play for Constellations.






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.

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 Bowne's Lab 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.