Welcome to the Banyan Theater Company of Sarasota, Florida!

The Banyan Theater Company mounted its first productions in the summer of 2002 – Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal” followed by George Bernard Shaw’s “Don Juan in Hell.” The company made a strong first impression with audiences and critics alike, and was hailed as “the hottest item on the Sarasota menu.”

We have stayed true to our mission of producing intelligent, significant plays in the summer, showcasing the works of both classic and contemporary playwrights. For our 13th season we have again selected a variety of plays which are different and challenging. As usual, you will have much to talk about and many issues to consider.

Arthur Miller’s “The Price” is being brought back by popular demand; it was a hit in Banyan's second season. From our early years in New York as subscribers to the Negro Ensemble Company we have selected “The Sty of the Blind Pig” by Philip Hayes Dean. This a formidable story of the civil rights movement's beginnings set in 1950s Chicago. “Collected Stories,” by award-winning playwright Donald Margulies, closes our season. Margulies wrote “Time Stands Still,” which we produced last summer.

We look forward to your joining us for another season of the kind of theater you have demanded of us and which has made a difference in our community. See you at the theater!

Jerry M. Finn, Executive Director


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