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LAB's 2023 Season


For our 8th season, we are introducing Season Ticket Subscriptions.

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LAB Laughs: An Evening of Comedic Shorts
Directed by Caroline Jett & Owen Robertson
January 19 - 22 2023
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"I want to give a big shoutout to the Lab Theater Project for putting on an absolutely amazing performance last night! It was such a great way to spend the evening - the show was hilarious, clever, and well-executed.  I was blown away by the talent of the actors, the creative set design, and the overall production quality. It's clear that a lot of hard work and dedication went into making the show.  So, Owen Robertson and the Lab Theater Project - thank you for putting on such a fantastic performance! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next. Keep up the great work!  Make sure y’all stop by and check them out!"      ~ Joseph Palau

"The director, cast and crew have done a fabulous job.  I am so pleased that my play is having its premiere at the Lab Theater Project." ~ Paula Fell, Playwright

"The laughs I needed, thanks folks"      ~ Jorge Zayas

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?

You still have the chance to catch the fun On-Demand
March 16-30, 2023
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Larry Corwin 

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Ricardo Fernandez

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Nathan Juliano

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Karena Stanley

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Ursula Trasorras

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Rachel Stidham

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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 Zombie Beach.

Ahead of its time when it was first conceived in 2012, this NEW mashup musical brings together '60s Beach Movies, Zombies, and Punk Rock. 

April 13 - 20, 2023

* Performances are at the Mainstage Theatre @ HCC Ybor City 

1411 E  11th Ave.  Tampa, FL 33605

March 30 - April 8, 2023
by Laura Hirschberg
Directed by Owen Robertson

May 4 - 21,2023

Prometheus steals the fire of the gods from Olympus to share with mankind, sparking imagination and creativity through the ages.  On the run from the gods, he must nurture this flame as he evades the punishment, which he knows will one day catch up to him. 

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by Patrick Gabridge
Directed by Gigi Jennewein

September 7 - 24, 2023

Two very different farm families intertwined after a deadly incident of pesticide drift.  Two wives, Nora and Molly are caught between holding on to what was lost and moving forward.  

by Jared Eberlein
Directed by Owen Robertson

November 2 - 19, 2023

For Burton Quinn, the opening night of an extremely “out-of-town” production of The Delightfully Dead Kinsman in Binghamton, New York, is an ambitious return to the Broadway musical that nearly made him famous four decades earlier. Certainly, the material still holds magic for Burton, even though he has graduated from theromantic lead to the patriarchal role and now must share a dressing room with the very green Billy Caulfield, Kinsman's new leading man. Technical difficulties delay the curtain, though, prolonging Billy's nervous agony and bringing hope to Burton that Tovah—his wife and good luck charm—might still arrive on time. When Burton’s estranged son, John, arrives instead, with news that Tovah is leaving the marriage, the earth stands still, then shatters at Burton’s feet. John demands his father, for once, choose people who care for him, over a mistress—the theatre—that has always taken and never given back.  

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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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