REGIONAL PREMIERE. William Kunstler’s huge personality and tremendous appetite for life made him a formidable force both inside and outside the courtroom. The colorful, perpetually rumpled defense lawyer, whose best-known clients include the Chicago Seven, a member of the Central Park 5, and inmates involved in the Attica prison riots, makes a case for his often unconventional pursuit of justice. Tensions flare when a brilliant young law student objects to his appearance at her college campus, and is determined to confront him.

Kunstler by Jeffrey Sweet will play from February 19, 2020 - March 13, 2020 in FST's Bowne's Lab Theatre. Subscriptions and single tickets are available online by clicking the buttons above or by calling the FST Box Office at 941.366.9000. SUBSCRIBE NOW to see all 3 Stage III shows for as little as $49.

Single Ticket Prices:
Previews $18
Weekdays/Matinees $36
Weekends $39
Limited View $25

Complete Your Theatre Experience. Dine With Us!

With a full food and drink menu featuring such favorites as Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Lobster Bisque, Cabaret Meatloaf, Fish & Chips, Homemade Quiche, and more, FST’s on-site restaurants offer something for all tastes!

Dining Times:

2PM performances: dining arrival time at 12:30PM
7PM performances: dining arrival time at 5:30PM

Reservations are not required for the above performance times. Doors open 90 minutes before showtime. Patrons must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to showtime in order to dine. 

*For 1:30PM performances, join us for pre-show dining in the Green Room Café & Bar. For 5PM performances, dine with us after your show in the Green Room Café & Bar. Reservations are required for the Green Room Café & Bar and can be made by calling 941.366.9000.

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Director  |  Jason Cannon
Scenic Designer  |  Bruce Price
Costume Designer |  Lea Umberger
Lighting Designer  |  Michael Cummings
Sound Designer  |  Thom Korp


Kerry  |  Anique Clements*
Kunstler  |  Sam Mossler*



New York Times
“Wise and revealing”

Broadway World
“Captivating and entertaining”

Curtain Up
“A well-crafted and smartly organized script that's infused with generous dollops of humor”

Front Row Center
"Kunstler excels at every level, bringing alive not only a famous character, but the era in which he lived and the controversies in which he played so lively a part.”

The Berkshire Edge
“A clear winner”
“Not your usual one-man show about a famous figure”
“A must-experience performance”


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.

FST Guide to Parking

Looking for a place to park? FST patrons have several parking options to choose from. Watch the video above to see our parking guide and find where each parking option is located. 

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.