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By Max Frisch


Mar. 29, 30 @ 8pm

Apr. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 @ 8pm

Mar. 31 & Apr. 7, 14, 20 @ 2pm

Preview Mar. 28 @ 8pm

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
10 Minute Play Festival

April 26, 27 @ 8pm

April 28 @ 2pm

Part of the 2018-2019 Season Pass.

The Laboratory Theater playwriting class has been working all season on these plays. Come and enjoy plays by Louise Wigglesworth, Melanie Payne, Nancy Stetson, Candice Sanzari, Linda Saether, and Patrick Erhardt.


The Legend of Georgia McBride ~ June 7 – 30
By Matthew Lopez SWFL Premiere!

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 (Summer Camp Show) ~ July 11 - 14
By Sarah DeLappe SWFL Premiere!

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

D.M.V. ~ Aug.9–25
By Zalman Velvel National Premiere!

After 30 years, it's Bernice's last day before retirement from the DMV, when she's threatened with losing her job and pension. Locked in a battle with the mayor, the tax collector, and an egotistical politician, who will win?

The Crucible ~ Sept. 20 – Oct. 12
By Arthur Miller

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 ~ Oct. 25 – Nov. 16
By Matt Murphy First Licensed Production in the Country!

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!” -

24-Hour Playwriting Project ~ Nov. 23

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 24 hours, you will see the fruits of their labor when we stage all of their 20-minute one-act plays!

Let Nothing You Dismay ~ Dec. 6 – 22
By Topher Payne FL Premiere!

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!” -

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 eveing 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.

Reefer Madness ~ Jan. 17 – Feb. 8
By Kevin Murphy and Dan Studley

A musical satire of the 1936 cult classic film of the same name, get ready to see what happens when everyday teenagers fall prey to the evils of marijuana! Lots of camp and political satire make this a hysterical night of theater!

“ doesn't have to be imbibing the devil's weed to enjoy the show.” - Sentinel Colorado

How to Transcend a Happy Marriage ~ Feb. 21 – Mar. 14
By Sarah Ruhl FL Premiere!

Ever thought about polyamory? Two couples decide to explore the topic, ending up with more than just discussion.

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

In the Heights ~ Mar. 27 – Apr. 18
By Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes SWFL Premiere!

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.

"...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!
Welcome to your Spring Camp Conservatory experience:

The Laboratory Theater Spring Camp will be $150.00 for six days or $45.00 per day if the student will participate only on select days. 9am-4pm, with 15 minutes before and at the end of each day for drop off and pick up.

March 15,18,19,20,21,22


Hours: 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri Daily Arrival Time: 8:45-9:00 am.
• Pick-up:4:00-4:15pm
• Students must bring a packed lunch.
• Campers should wear comfortable clothing in which they can easily move and dance.
•Tennis shoes are recommended
●​ Regular registration (by Wednesday prior to start):

$150 camper 1
$135 per additional sibling $45 per day if attending on select days only.


Payment required at registration

• Two week cancellation notice required or forfeiture of deposit will result.
• Registration deadline is by the Wednesday prior to each week’s start, payable by credit card or check made out to The Laboratory Theater of Florida.

Please send a check with your registration form.

Call 239-841-4250 for more information.

Camp Registration Form

A well-rounded FUN education for ages 9-14!

Laboratory Theater of Florida and its education professionals will provide an all-inclusive Conservatory this spring

The Conservatory will approach all aspects of the theater.

Day 1: How to Audition
Day 2: Movement Day
Day 3: Props and Costumes
Day 4: Acting and Memorization
Day 5: Lighting and Sound
Day 6 Set design and construction

Come join us for a six-day fun-filled educational experience!

Our educators are teaching and/or theater professionals. This is a hands-on, interactive camp with theater professionals. Students will be able to learn about and participate in ALL aspects of creating a theatrical performance. Whether it is on acting on stage, working behind the scenes, creating sets, or helping with tech, we have a spot for you!
May 4, 2018

Join Square One Improv for a family-friendly, one-of-a-kind show based entirely on audience suggestions. This riotously funny show is different every time, featuring both short and long form improv.

Bring the whole family! Tickets are at the door or

Lab Theater is a Safe Space for LGBTQ!

READ FULL ARTICLE from LGBT Community Fund
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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