Theater of the Mind

We imagine...
Celebrating Nine Years of Entertainment
Expand your mind! 
Play readings ignite the imagination of the audience.
An experience not to be missed Theatre of the Mind, established in 2010 by winter residents Emilie Robinson and Janet Davies, present play readings and staged performances at Art Center Sarasota. All proceeds are donated to benefit the Center.



  All readings are performed at:
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail 

$10 Art Center Members, $12 non-members
For more information and reservations, please call 941-365-2032 

2019 Season Performances 

Directed by Janet Davies




Monday, February 11

"Autumn Elegy" by Charlene Redick


An elderly married couple, Manny and Ceil, live a spartan existence in a cabin in the woods, even though they are financially well-off due to Manny’s New York stock market investments. For over a half-century, Ceil has taken care of Manny, indulging his quirks and turning the bucolic cabin into a refuge against the world’s often harsh realities. Now, Ceil is dying of cancer, and Manny cannot accept the inescapable reality of her illness: that she must leave him to go into a hospital. He is selfish and irascible, yes, but he deeply loves his wife and knows that, once she is gone, he himself will cease to exist. This lovely drama was the surprise hit of the 1989 Humana Festival at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville.



Monday, March 11

"Social Security" by Andrew Bergman


This hilarious Broadway comedy surrounds a married couple who are art dealers. Their domestic tranquility is shattered upon the arrival of the wife’s goody-goody nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband, and her archetypal Jewish mother. They are there to try to save their college-student daughter from the horrors of living only for sex. The comic sparks really begin to fly when the mother hits it off with the elderly minimalist artist who is the art dealers’ best client!