Bringing new works to life
LAB's 2023 Season
LAB Laughs: An Evening of Comedic Shorts
Directed by Caroline Jett & Owen Robertson
January 19 - 22 2023
THE ROOSTER'S TALE
by Paula Fell
March 2 - 19 ,2023
Directed by Caroline Jett
“With a nod to the bawdiness of The Canterbury Tales and a heavy dose of subversive humor, The Rooster’s Tale addresses the dangers of being different, cancel culture, and how a rooster lays an egg.”
Medieval peasants Margery and Peter have their hands full keeping up the farm, especially with the village full of vile rumors about their sweet but naïve son, and with their daughter, a nun with a bad attitude and a worse glower. When Margery’s favorite rooster, Henry, unexpectedly (to say the least) and mysteriously lays an egg, the bloviating local mayor insists on putting Henry – and the egg! – on trial for consorting with the devil! Can the poor couple act fast enough to save their farm, protect their children (and Henry), and maybe make a little extra on the side?
ZOMBIE BEACH: The Musical!
March 30 - April 8, 2023
Directed by Suzy Devore
Music Direction by Miles Randolph
In a faraway beach town, somewhere unheard of in Southern California, during a summer of fun, a summer of love, a strange incident occurred that would change the lives of Beebee and Freddie forever. If not for them, it might have changed all our lives.
Come experience the love of the living and the hunger of the dead.
Laugh and sing with us as we frolic in a forgotten time on
Ahead of its time when it was first conceived in 2012, this NEW mashup musical brings together '60s Beach Movies, Zombies, and Punk Rock.
Such a great show!! I loved every part of it. The set, props, lights, sounds, costuming, and of course the actors! I could see the emotion in their eyes (even without my glasses). Such a good story and a fun one too! I’m a sucker for Greek mythology so I had extra fun hearing the subtle nods to the different myths. Don’t miss out!! ~ V. LoCicero
You want to see this show. The acting was exceptional. You don't need to know or "be into" Greek mythology to get enthralled by this amazing story. ~ MK Cyrus
Go see this show. It is entertaining and thought provoking. Highly recommended. Kudos all.
~ G. Jennewein Fenlon
This show made me think of life, creativity, and mortality. It’s so unique and clever. One of my favorite scripts I’ve seen at Lab. ~ E. Hurlburt
by Laura Hirschberg
Directed by Owen Robertson
May 4 - 21,2023
Prometheus steals the fire of the gods and gives it to Man. But as the flame of inspiration spreads, there are consequences--in the Hall of the Gods and on the earth below. Exiled from his home and pursued by gods and monsters, Prometheus weaves his way through human history, cultivating art and invention. But as the centuries wind on, Prometheus begins to realize the cost of creation, the risks of inspiration, and what must be sacrificed for the sake of progress.
May 18 - June 1, 2023
AUDIENCE SAFETY CONCERN
Fast Strobing Lights and Flashing Lights
are used in this performance.
Great Show! ~ D McGuinness
LAB Theater Project's newest show opened last night, and I think everyone should see it. It is a really intriguing look at the Prometheus myth. With some really inspired acting, it opens up great questions about the strength of the bonds of family and friendship, when you know that doing what you are passionate about is going to come with a cost. I really recommend it. ~ L. Corwin
Another stellar performance. ~ S McGowan
If you missed this production in person, you can still see it on demand.
LAB Theater Project is hosting a special fundraiser! Come join us for the
Sizzling Summer Nights Monologue Competition
At this event, local actors will bring their best monologues to the LAB stage for this one-night-only event, including classic monologues and original pieces. It’s an opportunity for our actors to showcase their talents outside of casted roles. Best of all, the audience gets to be part of the process because they will pick the winner of the event by voting on their favorite performance.
It’s a great way to get in on the action and support the theater and actors in Tampa Bay.
This special event is Saturday, June 10, 2023.
Doors open at 7:00 pm, and the competition begins at 7:30 pm.
Tickets for the fundraiser are $25 and include free personal charcuterie boards.
Bring some friends and join us for a fun night at LAB Theater Project!
Actors can sign-up to participate by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To join our audience, you can purchase tickets here.