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Tickets are $28 for Adults, $25 Seniors and $10 and for students at the door.

2019-2020 SEASON

2019-2020 Lab Theater Season Passes

YEAR-ROUND PASS $310
INCLUDES ALL SHOWS FROM JUNE 2019 THROUGH END OF APRIL 2020 INCLUDING SPECIAL EVENTS SUCH AS STAGED READINGS

SNOWBIRD PASS $185
INCLUDES SHOWS FROM DECEMBER 15TH, 2019 THROUGH END OF APRIL 2020, INCLUDING ANY STAGED READINGS DURING THAT TIME

HALF-PRICE PREVIEW PASS $85
INCLUDES FINAL DRESS REHEARSAL OF CRUCIBLE, SEX TIPS, LET NOTHING YOU DISMAY, DEATH OF A STREETCAR, HOW TO TRANSCEND, IN THE HEIGHTS ONLY
The Legend of Georgia McBride

By Matthew Lopez

Directed By Brett Marston

SWFL Premiere!

June 7 – 30

Full of heart and wildly entertaining drag acts, The Legend of Georgia McBride follows the career change of Casey. First, an Elvis impersonator in a Florida bar, he becomes demoted to bartender and worries about how he will pay his bills and support his new family. His fortunes change when a member of the resident drag act passes out backstage and he is forced to go on in her place.

A young Elvis impersonator, barely eking out a living, finds out his wife is pregnant. To make matters worse, he gets fired from the run-down Florida bar where he's been working...only to be re-hired as a lip-syncing drag queen.

“Full of sass and good spirits...there’s as much richly catty humor here as in a full season of 'RuPaul’s Drag Race...'” - NY Times

The Wolves

By Sarah DeLappe

SWFL Premiere!

July 11 - 14

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe focuses on the experiences of teenage girls as they warm up for their Saturday soccer games.


Recommended for ages 14+
The Wolves contains mature language and explores sensitive topics.

A finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the story focuses on a high school girls' soccer team, The Wolves, during its pre- game warm-ups every week. Nine girls discuss a variety of topics, from menstruation to Harry Potter...and everything in between.

“...scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene...” - NY Times
DMV

By Zalman Velvel

National Premiere!

Aug.9–25

Bernice will retire on a full pension after 30 years and she's ready to move and with her daughter. Her last day at work takes a turn for the worse when she becomes locked in a battle of wills.
The Crucible

By Arthur Miller

Directed By Annette Trossbach

Sept. 20 – Oct. 12

False accusations and frenzied grip Salem Massachusetts, resulting in witchcraft trials.

Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for “Best Play,” this classic, allegorical show is a fictionalized version of the infamous Salem Witch Trials in Salem, MA, from 1692-1693. A fascinating work that will make you think about how we judge others.

“'The Crucible' has a diverse and spectacular assortment of moments that make the flesh creep.” - NY Times
Sex tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man

By Matt Murphy

First Licensed Production in the Country!

Directed By Randall Kenneth Jones

Oct. 25 – Nov. 16

The play is set at a local university auditorium where the Contemporary Literature Department holds its monthly Meet The Authors series.

FRESH from its monumentally successful, 7-year off-Broadway run, DO NOT miss the opportunity to hear the results of life-long studies into male pleasure, conducted by those who know exactly what a man wants gay men!


Perfect date-night show! Five stars! - BroadwayWorld.com
24-Hour Playwriting Project 2019

Nov. 23

Playwrights will receive themes and instructions at 8pm on Friday night. They'll write all night long and then work with directors and actors to produce their plays for your enjoyment on Saturday night, starting at 8pm.

Part of your Season Pass!

A hugely-popular event, book your seats as soon as possible. Seating is very limited.
Let Nothing You Dismay

By Topher Payne

FL Premiere!

Dec. 6 – 22

Set during Christmas in a hospital waiting room, this fast-paced comedy focuses on a couple about to adopt its first child with the help of a surrogate...and then the family decides to make a surprise visit! Watch eight actors portraying 22 different roles!

“...even though the setting is a hospital, Mr. Payne...provide[s] better stitches than any doctor could!” - TheaterReview.com
A Guy, a Girl, and a Piano (Cabaret Act)

Jan. 3 – 5

After wonderfully well-received performances last season, Therea Quinn and Randy Kramer will join us again with their 4- hands/1-piano cabaret. Enjoy an evening of virtuosic 4-hand piano arrangements, vocal solos, and duets. The show features music from Gershwin, Sondheim, the Beatles, Joplin, Beethoven, Bernstein, Fats Waller, and others.
Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: a parody

Written by Tim Sniffen

Story Created by Tim Ryder, Tim Sniffen, and The Second City

Directed By
Scott Carpenter

Jan. 17 – Feb. 8

How to Transcend a Happy Marriage

By Sarah Ruhl

Directed By Nykkie Rizley

FL Premiere!

Feb. 21 – Mar. 14

When two couples invite a new temp, Pip, and her two male partners to dinner, discussion turns to action and the exploration of unexplored desire turns animalistic.

“Amid a wealth of terrific, clever, laugh-out-loud dialogue...are moments of total realness...” - EW.com (Entertainment Weekly)

"This new play is a subversive enchantment. It is part absurd domestic serious-comedy, part erotic magic realism, unflinching about taboos and about questioning that, just maybe, monogamy isn't enough."
-Newsday
In the Heights

By Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes

Directed By Carmen Crusard

SWFL Premiere!

Mar. 27 – Apr. 18

Winner of FOUR Tony Awards (incl. Best Musical), this high-energy musical follows the lives of the mostly Hispanic-American neighborhood of Washington Heights, NYC.

IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New Yorks Washington Heights neighborhood a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. Its a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

The first musical from 3-Time Tony Award Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Broadway smash hit Hamilton and star of Mary Poppins Returns!

"...when this musical erupts in one of its expressions of collective joy, the energy it gives off could light up the George Washington Bridge for a year or two.” - NY Times
Kehilla

Devised by Laboratory Theater

Apr. 26 – 30

Experience international and local Jewish culture with live cooking of traditional foods (which will be shared with the audience!), jokes, stories, and songs.

Kehilla invites audiences to bridge a cultural gap and share in the family (or “kehilla”). This fun show is entirely devised by Lab Theater playwrights who have collected songs, stories, and recipes to weave it together. Family-friendly!

Three actors will cook, live onstage, and share their food with the audience; they will tell stories and jokes, they will reminisce about family and difficult times, they will dance and sing, sharing their Jewish cultural heritage with the audience.

HOTEL PARTNERS

Hilton Garden Inn

Direct Booking Link - The Laboratory Theater of FL
 
Amenities and Services Included in the preferred rate:
*Special discounted rates for a king room or a room with 2 double beds
*Free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms and public areas
*Free Parking
*Complimentary shuttle within a 3 mile radius of the hotel – shopping and restaurant attractions
*Onsite restaurant serving breakfast daily; restaurant re-opens at 5pm along with the bar
*Hospitality Center in each room – microwave, refrigerator and coffee Keurig machine

SPONSORS

The Laboratory Theater of Florida - 1634 Woodford Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901
239.218.0481

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 334
Fort Myers, FL 33902

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