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REGIONAL PREMIERE. Anchorman Howard Beale isn’t pulling in the viewers. In his final broadcast after announcing he’s been let go, he unravels live on air. But when his ratings soar, the network seizes on its newfound populist prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV. Based on the Academy Award-winning film by Paddy Chayefsky, Network examines what happens when we get caught up in the allure and illusion of truth and TV.

Network, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall and based on the film by Paddy Chayefsky, plays beginning January 25, 2023 in FST's Gompertz Theatre. 

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“Morbidly funny”

Hollywood Reporter
“Boldly inventive”
“A white-knuckle ride”

New York Times
“Acquires new poignancy”

The Guardian

The Guardian 
“A […] triumph”

New York Theatre Guide
“A powerhouse play”

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Learn more about how the movie Network was adapted into a play in this interview with Lee Hall | WATCH NOW

Bryan Cranston talks about playing Howard Beale in Network | WATCH NOW

CBS Sunday Morning Correspondent Ted Koppel talks with Bryan Cranston about the play’s central themes. | LEARN MORE


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There are plenty of parking options available when you visit Florida Studio Theatre, including two adjacent parking lots and three nearby parking garages, plus on-street parking.

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

Getting Here:

FST's Gompertz Theatre is located on the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue inside FST's Hegner Theatre Wing. For GPS purposes, use the address of 1265 First Street, Sarasota, FL 34236. For a map of FST buildings and venues, please see below. For more information, please call the FST Box Office at 941.366.9000.

Handicap Drop Off:

For FST's Gompertz Theatre: Handicap drop off is at the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue.

For those who require additional assistance or handicap parking/drop off, please see the map below. For any questions regarding handicap parking please call the FST Box Office at 941.366.9000.

Campus Parking Map