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FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training Season

FSU/Asolo Conservatory 2024/2025 Season!

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training is embarking upon its 51stSeason! With 50 years of excellence in graduate education and artistic programming behind us, we are looking forward to 50 more to come!

When, 50 years ago, the FSU/Asolo Conservatory moved to Sarasota, its founders insisted that “the actor is the central artist in any theatrical production.” The Conservatory continues to live by that guiding principle. Our audiences share that, no matter how close or distant Conservatory plays may be to their personal experiences, they can always depend on our productions inspiring the deepest appreciation for the actors’ artistry.


The FSU/Asolo Conservatory’s 2024-25 season is no exception in that regard. We have lined up for you an exciting theatrical program that will delight and touch you both personally and artistically!


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By John Patrick

October 29 – November 24

Presented at the Cook Theatre


Delight in the hilarious and bittersweet story of Mrs. Savage, an eccentric millionairess, whose love of theatre and desire to help others cause her stepchildren to commit her to “The Cloisters,” a mental asylum for recovering patients, and of the unlikely new friends she makes there. At the end of this brilliant comedy, you won’t help but share in Mrs. Savage’s discovery that the cut-throat world of hypocrisy and greed outside of “The Cloisters” is more insane than the gentle commune inside its walls!


“The Curious Savage” deals with a theme of mental health, although it addresses it in an exceptionally tactful way.

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By Kimberly Belflower

February 4 – March 2

Presented at the Cook Theatre


In this witty and brutally honest play set in rural Georgia of 2019, a group of high-school students struggle to separate reality from illusion, truth from lie and right from wrong, as they study Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, while navigating their own complex and imperfect world. On that dizzying journey, full of heartbreak, betrayal and scandal, they find their true identities and beliefs, forge deeper friendships and challenge social stereotypes. Kimberly Belflower’s fresh new voice is not to be missed!


This play contains racially charged and strong language, as well as mentions of sexual assault and exploitation. It deals with difficult themes of violence, mental health and other potentially triggering topics.

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By Lloyd Suh 

February 11 – March 2

Presented at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art


Join us at the enchanted Wagon Room of the Ringling’s Old Circus Museum to meet Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to immigrate to America. Follow her on a journey through the US from 1834 to this very day. Experience history through the eyes of this exquisite cultural ambassador, whose youthful optimism clash with the cynicism of history. Witness Afong Moy’s beautiful spirit transcend time and space and defy the world’s ugliness to celebrate the inner beauty of human connection.

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By William Shakespeare

April 1– 27, 2025

Presented on the Elizabethan Stage in the Cook Theatre


No other play offers us so direct a pathway into the beauty, torment and delight at the deepest core of Shakespeare’s soul. A king mad with jealousy, a faithful wife and friend, an adoring daughter, an angry witch, a couple of homespun clowns and a very hungry bear, combine to offer us a story of redemption, a love-letter to country life and an indictment of repressive authority gone mad. “It is a heretic that makes the fire, not she which burns in it.”


“The Winter’s Tale” is suitable for all audiences, but does deal with mature themes including jealousy, injustice and descriptions of shipwrecks and being eaten by wild animals.

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Contact or visit our box office to learn more about each production this season and subscribe