Saturday, February 27

Laboratory Theater of Florida returns to live performances with Five Times in One Night

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The Laboratory Theater of Florida is bringing live theater back to its stage Jan. 28 – Feb. 7 with Five Times in One Night by Chiara Atik.
Explore the thrills and disappointments of sex through the ages, from the first to the very last couple on Earth. Five Times in One Night is a surprising, heartfelt, and delightfully quirky look at personal connection, relationships, and the different meanings associated with sex.
Director Maddy Hayes says, “There’s something for everyone to connect with and laugh along to in this laugh-packed sex comedy, whether your relationship status is best described as “best we can do during the end of the world,” “pining through messages while avoiding a plague,” or “brainstorming ways to make an old relationship feel fresh.”
Five Times In One Night is a suggestive title that makes the show seem all about sex, and it is about sex but not just about sex. It’s about emotion, vulnerability, communication, and negotiation. The show mirrors the act itself by being nuanced without being vulgar.

Tamicka Armstrong and Chris Heartwell are two profoundly intuitive actors who give the show palpable energy that is both heartfelt and hilarious,” adds Hayes.
She says, “Lab Theater’s intimacy contract was useful in making clear each person’s expectations and how to stay safe, which has given us smooth and productive rehearsals, and the theater’s pandemic contract has been a blessing in giving peace of mind. Since we all know for sure that everyone’s doing their best to stay safe, we can spend more time getting down to details that make the show so great.”
Due to mature themes, sexual situations and partial nudity, this audience is limited to patrons 16 and older.
Performance dates are Jan. 28 – 30 and Feb. 4 – 6 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 31 and Feb. 6 and 7 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $28 each or $10 for students with valid student ID. Seating is limited and sold by section for safety.
For tickets, please call the box office at 239-218-0481 or online at www.LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.comhttp://www.LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com.
For the protection of our cast, who will not be masked during the performance, the theater requires that all patrons wear their masks over their noses and mouths during their entire stay at the theater. The seats are spaced following current CDC regulations and may not be moved or adjusted. All theater surfaces are professionally coated with a specially developed antimicrobial sanitizer, and temperatures will be recorded upon check-in. For further information on what the theater is doing to keep its casts, crews and guests safe, visit the website and review the pandemic protocol.
The playbill will be digital and delivered in the email confirmation with your ticket(s). For more information, visit www.LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com or the physical location at 1634 Woodford Ave. in the Fort Myers River District.

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