Laboratory Theater presents Trap July 15 – 16

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The Laboratory Theater of Florida, in conjunction with The Laboratory Theater of Florida: Education, will present the Southwest Florida premiere of Trap by Stephen Gregg for a limited edition run of three performances on July 15-16.
Trap is a documentary-style thriller play based on research into the strange happenings of Menachap, Calif., where every member of a middle school play in 2019 fell unconscious. Using interviews with witnesses, first responders, and scientists involved in the strange case, the audience feels as if they’re living through the events themselves… whether they want to or not.
This show is co-directed by Madelaine Weymouth and Steven Michael Kennedy.
Weymouth notes, “This project has been a passion of mine since the idea first occurred to me: what would it look like if the campers were involved in adapting their own play? Based on interviews conducted through the Laboratory Theater, the campers tell a monologue play adapted from interviews taken with survivors of the Oak Box Incident of 2019 in Menachap, Calif. Even though the students embody a variety of age ranges, from the Chief of Police to the students inside the Menachap school, the disbelief of the audience is quickly suspended as they’ll be sucked in, trying to figure out what exactly happened in the Oak Box Theater that night in 2019. We’ve only got one question: Can we tell you a secret?”
Paula Sisk, the Lab’s director of education, adds, “As a professional teaching theater, I love that the education team continues to find fresh and creative plays, like Trap, for our campers. I am excited to watch our students master the complexities of this particular thriller.”
The summer camp students present this psychological twister, and all proceeds support the Lab’s education program.
Performances are July 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and July 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students with valid student ID. Seating is limited. For tickets, call the box office at 239-218-0481 or online at
Laboratory Theater is located at 1634 Woodford Ave. in downtown Fort Myers.


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