Aug. 3, 4, 10, 11,17, 18, 24, 25 @ 8pm Aug. 12, 19, 26 @ 2pm
Set in the townhome of a Broadway producer, we meet the team behind The Golden Egg as the opening night reviews are awaited. There's the producer herself, the terrified playwright, his best friend, the has-been female lead, the British director,, and a theater critic (wait, why is he there?). Filled with one-liners about the entertainment world that will make you laugh and cringe, this show will remind you that there truly is no business like show business!
"A razor-toothed parody..." - Hollywood Reporter
..well-aimed and highly personal zingers are...malicious and delicious... - Variety
Picture it: Ybor City, Tampa in 1929. Its hot and humid inside a small cigar factory. Workers are hand-rolling tobacco leaves, while a lector reads to entertain them anything from newspapers to poetry to novels. But when the new hire reads from the novel Anna Karenina , it sets in motion the major events of the story. Themes in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play love, lust, infidelity, violence, debt - turn the lives of these Cuban-American families into the very story to which they've been listening.
The passions of love and lust are delicately observed....The characters are sympathetic and true. - TheaterMania.com
Admit it you've had certain...impulses, right? Ones you've thought about, but would never actually say out loud or act upon? Its human nature. And that darkest human nature is exposed when a Texas church youth-group assignment to create original hand puppets goes strangely awry.
Best New Play winner, 2014, Off-Broadway Alliance
"...darkly delightful...filthy hilarity... - NY Times Ribald and wickedly funny. Sesame Street meets The Exorcist . - Wall Street Journal
Playwrights will bring their sleeping bags and coffee mugs to Lab Theater, where they will be assigned a theme, a director, and actors. Within just twenty-four hours, you will see the fruits of their labor when we stage all of their 20-minute one-act plays!
Judged by a panel of area theater and arts professionals. A hugely popular event!
EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (And Then Some!) By James FitzGerald, John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton & Will Knapp
Nov. 30 @ 8pm
Dec. 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 @ 8pm
Dec. 9, 16, 22 @ 2pm
Preview Nov. 29 @ 8pm
It's the holidays! Time for the classics Rudolph, Frosty, Ebenezer Scrooge, the Nutcracker and many more! But maybe not the way we're accustomed to hearing them. In what can best be called a holiday mash-up, actors take beloved stories and traditions from around the world and turn them upside-down and sideways!
"The play accomplishes the small miracle of making all Christmas myths seem both utterly ridiculous and absolutely essential. Yes, Virginia, you can have your fruitcake and eat it, too." - Orlando Weekly
Six Characters in Search of a Play by Del Shores Dec. 2 @ 2pm Dec. 2 @ 8pm
NOT PART OF LAB THEATER SEASON PASS
I'm hitting the road into the fall with "Six Characters In Search of A Play" to ALL NEW CITIES with ALL NEW DATES including extended runs in CHICAGO and FORT LAUDERDALE and ONE NIGHT ONLY performances in NEW ORLEANS, BILOXI, MOBILE, FORT MYERS, WINSTON-SALEM and a week long cruise!! Check out all of the dates and info, city by city, below! If you live in one of these cities - get your tickets now! If you know people in these cities - help me spread the word! I'm having the greatest time sharing this unique one-man play everywhere, and thank you to all who have come to see it!
Theresa Quinn and Randy Kramer will join us with their 4-hands-1-piano cabaret. Enjoy an evening of virtuosic 4-hand piano arrangements, vocal solos and duets, featuring the music of Gershwin, Sondheim, the Beatles, Beethoven, Joplin, Bernstein, Fats Waller, and others.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH By Stephen Trask & John Cameron Mitchell
Directed By Paul Graffy
Jan. 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 @ 8pm
Feb. 1, 2 @ 8pm
Jan. 20, 27 & Feb. 2, 3 @ 2pm
Preview Jan. 17 @ 8pm
Meet Hedwig, one of the most unique characters to hit the stage in this wickedly funny, innovative, and heartbreaking rock musical sensation. Winner of four 2014 Tony Awards, Entertainment Weekly calls the show groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time.
Foulmouthed, electrically tuneful, and furiously funny... - NY Times
...smart lyrics and beautiful melodies... - NY Daily News
Tyler Johnes just wants to make it to the Oscars to accept his award for Best Supporting Actor. There's just one problem he seems to be stuck in a bar where things are not quite...normal. Seamus the bartender isn't helping matters, either. While Tyler continues to try to make it onto the red carpet, he is interrupted by unusual visitors. Filled with humor and emotion, this play will win your heart.
"WINNER shares with Albom's best-selling Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven the subject of life and the lessons it teaches." - LA Times.
One of the most oft-produced plays in Europe, this parable about racism and prejudice is a great example of epic-theater. Set in fictionalized Andorra, Andri is adopted by a teacher and raised as a Jew. Throughout the play, Andri is faced with outright prejudice and complicit silence from his fellow townspeople. Frisch's message is loud and clear prejudice happens in every country, both in the past and the present, and we must learn to accept everyone's differences if we are to lead happy, productive lives.
"The guilty are sitting in the stalls ... They are to be frightened: they should, when they have seen the play, lie awake at night. " -TIME
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The Laboratory Theater of Florida - 1634 Woodford Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239.218.0481