Smoke & Mirrors

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Hamilton Orr will stop at nothing to get what he wants. A top Hollywood director, Hamilton comes up with deadly scheme to gain control over a multi-million-dollar film. He just needs to persuade the movie’s screenwriter, Clark, to get onboard. And make sure that Barbara, his wife, plays her part. When his plot doesn’t go as planned, Hamilton comes face-to-face with the wily local sheriff, Leroy. Smoke and Mirrors keeps the audience guessing (and laughing) until the end.

Smoke and Mirrors by Will Osborne and Anthony Herrera will play beginning August 3, 2022 in FST's Gompertz Theatre. 

Run Time: 2 hour and 10 minutes with a 15-minute intermission


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Palm Beach Post
"A good mystery ... [with] funny dialogue, well-crafted characters. If Agatha Christie and Noel Coward had collaborated on Robert Altman's 'The Player', they might have come up with something like this."

Schenectady Daily Gazette
"Ought to have lovers of both mysteries and comedies lining up to buy tickets."

Asheville Citizen Times
"Superb."

Bennington Banner
"Outrageously funny."

Troy Record
"Gets an A+ for mystery."

Talkin’ Broadway
“Smart”
“Hit my funny bone”
“Clever”

Venice Gondolier-Sun
“Convoluted comedic psycho thriller”
“Delightful”

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
“Entertaining”
“Staged the show smartly”
Smoke and Mirrors is summer entertainment that should leave you laughing”
“A wispy comedy”

The Observer
“Vibrant”
“Exquisite timing”
“Amusing and light”
“Clever”

Pelican Press
“Fun”
“Witty”

Sun Herald
“Full of more twists than a cheap mystery novel”
“Oozes wit and imagination”
“Jaw-dropping”
“Stellar”
“Hysterical”
“Hilarious”
“Will keep you guessing, laughing, and shaking your head until the unexpected end”

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You may not think that comedies and murder mysteries go together well, but after watching one of the films on this list, like Clue, you might change your mind. | READ MORE

Learn about the Pennsylvania premiere of Smoke & Mirrors | READ MORE

Read more about FST’s hit 2000 production of Smoke & Mirrors via Playbill | READ MORE

Smoke & Mirrors was created by two theatre artists in the 1990s. Learn more about one of the creators, Will Osborne, who also writes children’s books | 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