The Star Who Could Not Twinkle & Other Winning Plays

Wise, heartfelt, and often comical, this anthology of award-winning short plays celebrates creativity and imagination! Top plays written by elementary school students from our community and around the world are brought to life by a cast of professional actors. From a dragon with a stubborn case of the hiccups to a boy who couldn't resist pulling hair to a star that could not twinkle, we've shined a spotlight on the magic of children's creativity through this beloved annual production for 29 years. We invite you to join us in celebrating what stories young playwrights will imagine this school year in an all-new play filled with laughter, lessons, and learning for us all.

The Star Who Could Not Twinkle & Other Winning Plays, by award-winning young playwrights from around the world, will play Saturdays and select Sundays from March 28, 2020 - April 18, 2020 in FST's Keating Theatre. Single tickets are on sale and can be purchased by clicking the button above or by calling the box office at (941) 366-9000.

 View the Keating Theatre Seating Chart


Samantha Dempsey
Brooke Emmerich
Tim Hiemstra
Marc Johnson
Pedro Leos
Reilly O'Connell
Will Stapleton


FST's Keating Theatre is located on the corner of Cocoanut and Palm Avenues. For GPS purposes use the address of 1241 N. Palm Avenue, 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.

BUSSES: please go to the corner of Cocoanut and Palm Avenues for student drop off.

FST Guide to Parking

Looking for a place to park? FST patrons have several parking options to choose from. Watch our parking guide below to see where each of your parking options are 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 The Keating Theatre: on the corner of Palm Avenue and Cocoanut Avenue.