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 14th 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.

We open with 'ART' by award-winning playwright Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton, in which a piece of modern art just might lead to the undoing of a 15-year friendship. The second play of our season, "The Amish Project" by Jessica Dickey, explores what kindness and compassion can look like in the face of an incredible tragedy. "My Old Lady" by Israel Horovitz, which was made into a movie last fall, closes our season. What happens when family secrets clash with an obscure French real estate law?

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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