The Cottage

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REGIONAL PREMIERE. Set in the English countryside in 1923, this sexy comedy of love and betrayal unfolds when Sylvia Van Kipness decides to expose her secret love affair to her husband. The true meanings of love and marriage are called into question as a surprising, hilarious web of secrets unravels in this ridiculous—potentially murderous—romantic comedy.

The Cottage by Sandy Rustin will play from July 31, 2019 - August 18, 2019 in FST's Gompertz Theatre. Single tickets are also available online by clicking the button above or by calling the FST Box Office at 941.366.9000. 


                Previews: $29

                Back Row Bargain: $29

                Weekday/Matinee: $36

                Weekend: $39

Dining is available in The Green Room at the following times:

2PM performances: reservations begin at 12:15PM
7PM performances: reservations begin at 5:15PM
8PM performances: reservations begin at 6:15PM

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Director  |  Jason Cannon
Scenic Designer  |  Andrea Bechert
Costume Designer  |  Abby Parker
Lighting Designer  |  Thom Beaulieu
Sound Designer/Supervisor  |  Thom Korp


Beau |  Greg Balla*
Clarke |  Drew Hirshfield*
Marjorie  | Tracie Lane*
Richard |  Casey Predovic*
Sylvia |  Hanley Smith*
Dierdre |  Anna Stefanic*

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

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Read Sarasota Magazine's Interview with Playwright Sandy Rustin about The Cottage  |  READ

Learn More About The Man Who Started It All, Noël Coward  |  LEARN

Read What Aileen Jacobson from The New York Times Thinks of The Cottage   |  READ

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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.

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