1634 Woodford Ave Fort Myers, FL 33901

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 334 Fort Myers, FL 33902

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Thinking Theater ®

Box Office:
(239) 218-0481

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The Queen of Sad Mischance by John Minigan has won The Laboratory Theater of Florida’s Louise Wigglesworth Excellence in Playwriting Award. Two additional plays were chosen as finalists: Save Hamlet by Mark Harvey Levine and Come Again by Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend. Concert readings of these three works will be held on May 13, 14, and 15, reading a different play each evening.

Full details about the plays, and the playwrights, may be found in the New Play Contest Media Kit (here), and the full press release is copied below.

As a professional teaching theater, The Laboratory Theater of Florida is excited to bring these works to southwest Florida. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 29th, for $10 each and are included in the Season 13 season pass.
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AUDITIONS Sunday, June 4th from 1 pm - 4 pm and Monday, June 6th from 7 pm - 10 pm


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The Birds, adapted by Annette Trossbach (WORLD Premiere), opens June 3rd.

Based on the classic Hitchcock film, this laugh-out-loud parody features our heroes battling evil birds with plans to terrorize humans.

In addition to the prestige of being a world premiere, this show has the lofty goal of setting a Guinness World Record for the most birds (in the form of Peeps) used in a theatrical production!

Adapted by Annette Trossbach and workshopped by this tight-knit ensemble cast and crew, The Birds is truly a Lab Theater original. The Birds is directed by Trossbach, with Kaci Davis as assistant director.

Adult language, raunchy humor

Performance dates: June 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23 24, 25, 30 at 8 pm

June 5, 12, 19, 26 at 2 pm

July 1, 2, at 8 pm

Special Events: June 1, 2 at 8 pm Half-price preview night.

June 4 at 6 pm
Teens get a free ticket to the performance and a meet-and-greet with the cast (reservations required)

The Birds is sponsored by Art Zupko and Hulett Environmental Services.

Tickets are nonrefundable; tickets may be exchanged for another date or for a Laboratory Theater of Florida credit. Cancellations must be made by 10 a.m. on the date of the performance. There will be no credit for missed performances. The theater may, but is not obligated to, make reasonable accommodations due to performances missed due to illness, traffic, or other unforeseen circumstances. Refunds are only available if the theater cancels the performance for which the patron holds tickets; tickets to postponed performances may be exchanged for another date or for a credit. For holders of our Flex passes, no credit is given for lower-priced performances. Internet service fees are non-refundable.