Christmas 2019

Look for holiday festivities with Parrish Playworks coming to town! 

Winter 2020

Plan to get on board the murder mystery dinner train with us and Florida Railroad Museum. Starting on February 14th, this dinner show will be playing weekends through March 7th. Look for auditions in December. Tickets go on sale in January!

Spring 2020

We will be taking our one acts on the road! Check back for details. Auditions happen in February.

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Just closed this show! Thanks for joining us!

Played 10/25-27 at The Worthington;11/3 at Terra Siesta; and 11/10 at The Gardens

Parrish Playworks presented two vintage RADIO PLAYS in one suspenseful show!

"Sorry, Wrong Number"


Hailed as one of the best 10 radio shows of all time, "Sorry, Wrong Number" tells the story of bed-ridden Mrs. Stevenson, a long-time invalid whose only contact with the outside world is her telephone.  Trying to reach her husband working late at his office, lines get crossed and she overhears what she thinks is a murder being planned.  Listen in with her as she frantically tries to find someone to help to prevent this foul deed. 

"The Fairley-Bright Caper"


 Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade is hired to keep his private eye on the guests at a ritzy Halloween party.  Party-goers include a witch for hire, a very drunken fiance, a gangster, a swami, 3 bubble dancers, and the hostess herself, who drifts in and out of the festivities and her own personal reality.    What could possibly go wrong?  All is well until  we hear the gunshots . . . 

President & Creative Director

Karen Romant

Karen Romant earned a master’s degree in theater from Florida State University in 1997. Both in California and Florida, Romant has worked professionally as a freelance performer, director, educator and drama consultant, but her first love is live theater and working with people who love making theater. The production company of Parrish Playworks, Inc. grew out of a mutual passion for history, good old-fashioned storytelling, and theater. It was founded by the creative team plus most of the cast and crew behind Red Rooster Tales: The Train to Yesterday, a play with music crafted from local stories. Since 2013, Parrish Playworks has produced both original storytelling or contemporary plays and performances that feature local talent (writers, actors, musicians, technicians, designers, and directors) in venues all over this section of Manatee County.


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