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How to Transcend a Happy Marriage

By Sarah Ruhl

Directed By Steven Ditmyer

FL Premiere!

February 20,21,22,27,28,29
March 5,6,7,12,13,14 at 8pm

March 1,8,14 at 2pm

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."
February 15th at 7pm.

Scared Scriptless Comedy Lab is an award-winning comedy troupe which offers a uniquely fun experience with each show. Led by Steve Cobb, the troupe performs monthly to enthuiastic crowds at The Laboratory Theater of Florida, in the Downtown River District. Every show is based on audience suggestions, making for a memorable night of fun and laughter.
In the Heights

By Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes

Directed By Carmen Crusard

SWFL Premiere!

March 26,27,28 April 2,3,4,9,10,11,16,17,18 at 8pm

March 29 April 5,12,18 at 2pm

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
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We have more in common with our neighbors than we know, especially when there seem to be so many cultural differences.

Join us as we celebrate the diversity in our culture and learn in this series of 4 workshops.

Feb 24 features Lubna Alam. A Muslim woman’s perspective on living in the USA, the Hijab, and Islamophobia today. Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/wethepeopleLA

Mar 2 features Rabbi Stephen Fuchs. Different Jewish responses to the resurgence of anti-Semitism and the passive acceptance of hatred. Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/wethepeopleSF

Mar 30. features Mr Muhammad and Andre Blaine. Challenges for people of color in SWFL, the presence of racist iconography in public, and facing issues of law enforcement. Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/wethepeopleMMAB

Apr 6 featrues Arlene Goldberg. Growing visibility & acceptance, continuing challenges for the LGBTQ community in SWFL. Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/wethepeopleAG

Moderated by noted author, freelance journalist, and activist Ella Nayor. Each workshop is $30 or purchase the entire series for $100. Series passes available here: http://bit.ly/wethepeoplepass
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Open auditions for the theater's summer shows has been set for March 1st from 5 pm - 7 pm and on March 3rd from 6: 30 pm - 9:30 pm.

"The Birds: A Parody" by Annette Trossbach is a hilarious twist on a classic thriller.

Based on the Classic 60s horror film by Alfred Hitchcock, "The Birds: A Parody" chronicles one incredible weekend in Big Banana Bay, California. Our heroine, Melanie Daniels, follows love interest Mitch Brenner out to Big Banana Bay as part of a prank. The natural world is turned on its head as birds work together to attack humans. The police and citizens either don't believe that the birds are actually purposefully attacking humans or that Melanie Daniels must be the cause!

5 children up to age 11
5 actors to play various Birds and a handful of non-speaking human roles
6 men, 20 to 60s
5 women, 20s to 60s

This extravaganza will take place for four weeks starting the first weekend of June. Performance dates are June 5th - 28th.

Roles are:

Police officer, Mitch Brenner, Melanie Daniels, Mrs. MaGruder, man at apartment, postal clerk, Annie Hayworth, fisherman, Deke, Helen, Lydia Brenner, Cathy Brenner, Mrs. Bundy, Theodore Bundy, Joan Crawford, Christina Crawford, Christopher Crawford, salesman, ostrich, Flaming Flamingo, emperor penguin, crows, townsfolk

"TAKE FIVE" by Michael Hennessey

"Take Five" is a hilarious review of a man's life, through the eyes of his five ex-wives.

Roles are:
Tera (southern accent)
Vicki (spunky)
Carolyn #4
Kitty ( from the UP in Michigan - youngest)
Rue McOnney
Yupper and New York Jewish accents.

Performance dates are July 31st - August 23rd.


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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


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

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