Stalking the Bogeyman

Stalking the Bogeyman follows renowned journalist David Holthouse’s secret pursuit of justice for a crime hidden for 25 years. This new play explores the dangers of vengeance, the power of forgiveness, and the strength of family.

Stalking the Bogeyman adapted by Markus Potter & David Holthouse will play from January 4, 2017 - January 22, 2017 in Bowne's Lab Theatre.

The running time for Stalking the Bogeyman is approximately 71 minutes. It is performed without an intermission.

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Dining hours:
1:30pm performances: dine prior to your show in the theatre! Reservations are not required, but you must arrive at 12:00pm.
2:00pm performances: dine prior to your show in the theatre! Reservations are not required, but you must arrive at 12:30pm.
6:30pm performances: dine prior to your show in the theatre! Reservations are not required, but you must arrive at 5:00pm.
7:00pm performances: dine prior to your show in the theatre! Reservations are not required, but you must arrive at 5:30pm.
5:00pm performances: dine with us after your show in the Green Room Cafe & Bar. Reservations are required, click here to make a reservation.

Please be aware that dining service ends at one hour prior to your performance. Bar service ends 15 minutes prior to your performance.

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Stalking the Bogeyman is a powerful, evocative, heart-rending, and heartfelt play about David Holthouse’s true personal story about his childhood rape and recovery, and the choices he made to come to terms with his past and his present situation with the man who raped him. While the play is a beautiful and powerful journey of healing, the content is very mature and not intended for children. Content warnings include graphic discussions of rape of children, on-stage drug use, talk of suicide, and prostitution. We strongly recommend this play exclusively to informed adult audiences. 


Director  |  Jason Cannon
Stage Manager  |  Stephen M. Ray, Jr.*
Scenic Designer  |  Bruce Price
Costume Designer  |  Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer  |  Ryan Finzelber


Bogeyman  |  Michael Stewart Allen*
Nancy Holthouse  |  Kate Hampton*
Russ Crawford  |  Todd Licea*
Robert Holthouse  |  Andy Prosky*
David Holthouse  |  David Perez-Ribada*
Carole Crawford/Molly  |  Katherine Michelle Tanner*

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

MICHAEL STEWART ALLEN recently played John Proctor in The Crucible at Arkansas Repertory. Other theatrical credits include: The Broadway tour of War Horse with The National Theater of Great Britain and several shows with: The Acting Company, Old Globe; Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, People’s Light, The Folger;  NC Shakespeare Festival,The Hippodrome, PA Shakespeare Festival, Palm Beach Dramaworks and more. Film/ Television: The Blacklist , Admiral Rickover, Law & Order: SVU, Cold

KATE HAMPTON  Broadway: The Best Man, The Deep Blue Sea. First National Tour: SpringAwakening. More NYC: The Master Builder (BAM), All My Sons (Roundabout), Have You Seen Steve Steven? (13P), The Typographer’s Dream (Clubbed Thumb), Over the River and Through the Woods. Regional: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Palm Beach Dramaworks), The Cocktail Hour, Social Security, Lend Me a Tenor (Florida Rep), God of Carnage, The Ladies Man, Talley’s Folly, Absurd Person Singular (Peterborough Players), Fallen Angels, God of Carnage, Once in a Lifetime, The Innocents, Las Meninas, Boeing Boeing, La Bête, Pride and Prejudice, Expecting Isabel (Asolo Rep), Absurd Person Singular (Bristol Rep), Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom (Humana Festival), Loot (The Arden), The Real Thing (Olney), All My Sons, Hard Times (Williamstown). TV: Bones, The Law & Order trifecta, The Education of Max Bickford, Sex and the City.Husband: David Breitbarth.

TODD LICEA  Todd is thrilled to be working at Florida Studio Theatre. Originally from Miami he was an early graduate of PAVAC, which became New World School of the Arts. Credits: Off-Broadway production of Sam’s Romance (Actors Temple Theatre), The Third Policeman (LaMaMa). Regionally: Glengarry Glen Ross (Merrimack Rep.) All The Kings Men (Intiman Theatre), A Christmas Carol (ACT Theatre), The Tempest (Seattle Shakespeare Co.), A Confederacy Of Dunces, (Book-It Repertory Theatre) Dracula (The Empty Space Theatre).

ANDY PROSKY  FST: Alabama Story, One Man, Two Guvnors, Over The River and Through The Woods, In The Book Of. In New York City his credits include King Lear starring Christopher Plummer at Lincoln Center and The Tempest at The Pearl Theatre Company. Regionally he has performed at Arena Stage, Fords Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, The Old Globe Theatre, and The Folger Theatre.Film and Television credits include The Path, Hulu, Federal Prosecutor, Taking Woodstock directed by Ang Lee, Men In Black, Mrs. Doubtfire, John Adams, Law And Order, ER.

DAVID PEREZ-RIBADA David is grateful to be returning to FST. Audiences may remember him from The Miamians, Boleros for the Disenchanted, and In the Book Of... For more info about David, please visit his site at, and find him on the social medias.


KATHERINE MICHELLE TANNER Off Broadway and US Tour of her award winning performance in the one woman play The Amish Project. Regional Favorite Roles Include: Nora - A Doll's House, Margaret in Charm, Catherine - Proof, Ivy - August Osage County, Catharine - Suddenly Last Summer, Myrrah - Metamorphoses, Ophelia - Hamlet and Laura - The Glass Menagerie. Current Film she plays Mary in Waiting On Mary. Katherine has written three new musicals and her acclaimed new play Shakespeare's Lovers.  BA-St. Olaf College, MFA ACTING-Asolo Theatre Conservatory. She is Artistic Director of Tree Fort Productions.

JASON CANNON (Director) Jason is an Associate Artist at FST, where his responsibilities include directing, acting, New Play Development, and supervising the Acting Apprentice Program and Adult Education. Most recently he directed Million Dollar Quartet, The Velveteen Rabbit, Last Rights, Relativity, My Name is Asher Lev, and Butler, and his performance as “Ever Montgomery” in Dancing Lessons garnered him “Best Actor of 2015” awards from both Sarasota Magazine and the Herald-Tribune.  He holds an MFA in Directing, an MA in Drama, and a BA in Theatre and English.  Proud member SDC, AEA, SAG-AFTRA.

STEPHEN M. RAY, JR. (Stage Manager)Regional Stage Management: 4000 Miles, Gutenberg The Musical, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Around the World in 80 Days, 7 Homeless Mammoths..., The Amish Project, and more (all at American Stage); Relativity (Florida Studio Theatre); The Amish Project (Sheen Center, NYC); The Amish Project, The Whipping Man (Columbia Festival of the Arts). Assistant Stage Management: Assassins (freeFall Theatre). Stephen was also Assistant Production Manager for Stages Productions for 6 years.

SUSAN ANGERMANN (Costume  Designer) started her career in costuming in New York designing and constructing costumes for various productions in theatre, opera, film, and television. In 1993 she moved to Sarasota, and designed several productions at FST. She returned to FST as Costume Shop Manager from 2009 to 2016. Recent designs include Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves; Yesterday; Soul Mates: A Journey to Hitsville; American Pie; Chapatti; Becoming Dr. Ruth; Pump Boys and Dinettes; Too Darn Hot; Freud’s Last Session; Poems, Prayers and Promises; The Prima Donnettes; By Gershwin; That’s Life Again; Night Train to Memphis; Shake, Rattle and Roll; Urban Cowboys, and Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers.

RYAN E. FINZELBER  (Lighting Designer) is a Tampa based lighting designer who also serves as Resident Lighting Designer for both Urbanite Theatre of Sarasota and freeFall Theatre of St. Petersburg. Recent favorites include My Barking Dog, Breadcrumbs, Dry Land, The Drowning Girls, Stupid Fucking Bird, Freak (Urbanite Theatre), Peter Pan, Peter and the Starcatcher, Assassins, The Light in the Piazza, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play (freeFall Theatre). Visit for additional information and production photos!

MARKUS POTTER (Script Adaptation) Markus Potter is a NYC based director, and the producing artistic director of NewYorkRep. Recent directing: Stalking the Bogeyman Off-Broadway at New World Stages (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, New York Times critics pick), London’s Southwark Playhouse, Lost Boy Found In Whole Foods by Tammy Ryan at The Portland Stage Company, Why You Beasting by David Don Miller (Best of FringeNYC – TimeOut NY critics’ pick), Weston Playhouse, North Carolina Stage Company, and the Pasadena Playhouse. As a former actor: Guthrie Theatre, Long Wharf, American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Tour of Death of a Salesman with Christopher Lloyd, Denver Center and many more. Potter received his MFA from Columbia University and has taught and guest directed at many MFA/BFA programs around the country including the Guthrie, The Denver Center, AMDA, and Adelphi University. He is currently a mentor to the MFA playwrights at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Up next: A new musical featuring an original score by Lord Graham Russell of Air Supply entitled A Wall Apart, and The NNPN World Premiere of Church and State at New Jersey Rep followed by a commercial off-Broadway.,

DAVID HOLTHOUSE (Script Adaptation) David Holthouse is an award-winning investigative journalist and documentary film and television producer. His written work ha appeared in Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, The Nation, and numerous alternative newsweeklies, including the Chicago Reader, Village Voice, Denver Westword, Austin Chronicle, Miami New Times, and Phoenix New Times. His documentary production credits include Precinct Seven Five (2015), about police corruption in Brooklyn in the 1980’s.

SHANE ZIEGLER (Additional Writing) New York Theatre: King Lear (Delacorte); Clown Bar (NY Times Critics’ pick); Why You Beasting? (NY Fringe Encores); and Fat Kids on Fire. TV: I Love You…But I Lied; White Collar; and One Life To Live.

SHANE STOKES (Additional Writing) A graduate of SUNY Purchase, Shane is extremely proud to be a part of the Stalking the Bogeyman writing team and sincerely hopes this story offers guidance to those who need it most.

SANTINO FONTANA (Additional Writing) Credits include: Greg on the television show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend; and voiced Hans in Disney’s Frozen. Broadway: Act One; Cinderella (Tony nom.); The Important of Being Earnest (Clarence Derwent Award); Brighton Beach Memoirs (Drama Desk Award); and more. Off-Broadway: Sons of the Prophet (Lortel, Obie awards); and Perfect Harmony.

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.

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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 Bowne's Lab 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.