Visit Joe Whitefeather (and bring the family!)

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WORLD PREMIERE. It’s the 1970s and the small town of Beaver Gap, Pennsylvania has a problem. Tourism has declined, and it doesn’t look like there is any hope on the horizon. However, when a passionate resident joins forces with the bewildered city council, they devise a plan to rename the town to honor a dead, Native American war hero who never even visited the town during his lifetime. It’s a plan so wild – so insane – it just might work! 

Visit Joe Whitefeather (and bring the family!) by Bruce Graham plays beginning April 5, 2023, in FST's Gompertz Theatre. 

Run Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes with a 15-minute intermission

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Director  |  Kate Alexander
Scenic Design | Isabel & Moriah Curley-Clay
Costume Design  |  Mari Taylor Floyd
Lighting Design  |  Ben Rawson
Sound Design | Thom Korp
Stage Manager | Roy Johns*
Stage Management Interns  |  Sam Powers & Jamie Thygesen



Malka Wallick* | Lucy
Kim Crow* | Senior Lucy
London Carlisle* | Marcus
Kraig Swartz* | Walt
Britt Micheal Gordon* | Bob
Anat Cogan* | Cierra
Jared Sellick* | Patty
Ellie Mooney* | Abigail/Joanie

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Sarasota SCENE Magazine  I  March 22, 2023  I  FST Presents World Premiere Comedy

BroadwayWorld  I  March 21, 2023  I  Florida Studio Theatre Presents The World Premiere Comedy, Visit Joe Whitefeather (and bring the family!)

SRQ Magazine  I  February 1, 2023  I  Behind the scenes with new play development at Florida Studio Theatre

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Exit Through the Gift Shop: A Small Town With Big Dreams and Bigger Blunders

Pack Your Bags! We're Headed to... Pennsylvania?


Learn more about playwright Bruce Graham. | LEARN MORE

In 1954, a small town in Pennsylvania changed its name from Mauch Chunk to Jim Thorpe. What inspired the town to make the change? | LEARN MORE

Bruce Graham, the playwright behind Visit Joe Whitefeather, has written over a dozen plays. Read Curious Theatre Company’s interview with Graham about his play, White Guy on the Bus. | 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