The Play That Goes Wrong

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Welcome to the opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), everything that can go wrong does go wrong during this 1920s murder mystery play. Will these accident-prone performers beat the odds and make it to their final curtain call? Find out with this Olivier Award-winning comedy.

The Play That Goes Wrong, by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Sayerwill play beginning January 19, 2022 in FST's Gompertz Theatre. Subscribe and see The Play That Goes Wrong plus three more Mainstage shows for as little as $69!

Run Time: 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission

FOR YOUR SAFETY: As of September 26, 2021, FST, along with the major arts organizations of Sarasota, is requiring proof of a recent negative COVID test along with a valid ID for entry. If preferred, patrons may volunteer proof of vaccination as an alternative to testing. Masks are required for all, regardless of vaccination status except when actively eating or drinking during pre-show dining. For a full list of safety protocols to help you prepare for your trip to the theatre, click here. #SafeArtsSarasota


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“Comic gold!”
“Silly and deliciously demented”
“The laughs come at full speed”
“Outrageous and hysterical”

The New York Times
“A gut-busting hit! The audience roared as loudly as the crowds at any wrestling match”
“Knockout farce”
“Exhaustingly funny”
“Onstage mayhem”

Chicago Tribune
“Exceptionally clever”

Huffington Post
“Guaranteed to be the talk of the town”
“Left audiences falling over laughing”
“Throughout it all, the entire audience could not stop laughing.”
“The funniest play Broadway has ever seen”

Daily Beast
“A riotous explosion of comedy”
“Tremendously silly”
“Delicious slice of farce and satire”
“A two-hour explosion of physical comedy”

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The Play That Goes Wrong was originally developed through Improvisation by Mischief Theatre Company. Learn more about their work.  I  READ MORE

The creators of The Play That Goes Wrong stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in early 2017 to help promote the show’s Broadway run. When one of them gets their foot stuck in a curtain, things go off the rails quickly.  I  WATCH 

This Olivier Award-winning play is filled with falls, slaps, and other outrageous accidents that must be carefully choreographed. Watch Playbill’s video on how stage antics like this are created and performed safely.  I  WATCH 

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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