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to LAB

We are a professional theater company focused on the development of new works and new artists.

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Bringing new works to life

LAB's 2024 Season

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Prior to the horrific mass shooting of 2016 at Pulse in Orlando Florida, there was the arson that took the lives of thirty-two gay men at The Upstairs Lounge in New Orleans on June 24, 1973. On the same night, Sydney Trahan, a young nursing student, was arrested for dancing at Brady’s, a notorious lesbian bar in the French Quarter. Her parents, Bud and Helen Trahan struggle to gain some control over their lives and restore a sense of normalcy after Syd’s transgressions that night. Their neighbors, Beverly and Beau Larson, try to be supportive friends while hiding their secrets that intertwine with the tragedy of The Upstairs Lounge and Syd’s arrest. The Larsons face terrible realities as the Trahan family makes choices they couldn’t make. Will Syd’s future be saved? Will she come out of this the person she wants to be? Will Bud and Helen love their daughter unconditionally? Will the Larsons survive the truth when forced to face it? All this is revealed in SYD.

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Tiffany Faykus

as Helen Trahan

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Mandy Keen 

as Sydney Trahan

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James Skinner

as Robert "Bud" Trahan

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Isabel Natera

as Beverly Larson

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John D. Hooper

as Beau Larson

"It was a great performance and

I highly recommend it."  ~ Sara R.

"Loved it!"  ~MaryKay C. 

"It was so Good!  So see it people!" ~ Mona R.

"Very talented actors, wonderfully inventive set and a fascinating story of Frank Lloyd Wright"  ~Jack H. 

"Great show tonight!  ~ Robert S. 

"Amazing show!  We will be telling people about it."  ~ Cindy S.

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You still have a chance to see this innovative production. 

On-Demand is available until May 30th. 

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"Really a good show!  Great cast. 

And I love the train!" ~ Rick S.

It is August 1914 and Taliesin, the extraordinary home of Frank Lloyd Wright, is burning.
After receiving an urgent telephone call, famed master builder Frank Lloyd Wright rushes on board a train in Chicago bound for the Wisconsin countryside. To complicate matters, Wright is joined in the private coach by his lover’s former husband, Edwin Cheney.
Both men are desperate to know the extent of the blaze.


Many have speculated about what the two men discussed during the agonizing six-hour 
journey, while being hounded by the press on the worst day of their lives.
Only the plucky young reporter Mary Evelyn Brooks knows the answer.

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Mandy Keen 

as Mary Evelyn Brooks

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Owen Robertson

as Frank Lloyd Wright

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Larry Corwin

as Edwin Cheney

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Zachary Finley

as Thompson / Train Conductor / Porter & Charles Davenport 

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More Show Details and Ticket Purchases Will Be Available Soon.
 
Bringing new works to life
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Every dollar given to LAB supports the work we do. 
It allows us to pay actors, directors, designers, stage managers, playwright's stipend, and for equipment. Your donation is tax deductible through our fiscal sponsorship by Fractured Atlas a 501(c)3 company.
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LAB News
What is going on at LAB? We send out a quarterly newsletter that will let you know what is brewing. You will read about season information, classes, industry news, fundraisers, and more.
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