Sunset Schmoulevard at Laboratory Theater

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The Laboratory Theater of Florida will present the world premiere of Sunset Schmoulevard from June 11 – July 3 in Fort Myers.
“Norma Desmond is back and ready for her close-up with Mr. DeMille,” says artistic director Annette Trossbach. “The original screenplay has been revamped into an over-the-top parody that will leave you laughing all the way home. In the style of Baby Jane: A Parody of the Horror and Hush Up Sweet Charlotte, this snarky take on the classic film noir Sunset Boulevard has all the fun and camp that audiences know and love from a June production at The Lab.”
Adapted and directed by Annette Trossbach and workshopped by this tight-knit ensemble cast and crew, Sunset Schmoulevard is truly a Lab Theater original. This show features Sue Schaffel, Steven Coe, Greg Wojciechowski, Brian Linthicum, Daniel Sabiston, and Madelaine Weymouth.
It’s also the first show included in the new 2021-22 season, which will go on sale soon.
Performance dates for Sunset Schmoulevard are June 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 and July 1, 2 and 3 at 8 p.m.; and matinees on June 13, 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. A half-price preview is set for Thursday, June 10.

Norman Desmond (Sue Schaffel) and Joe Gillis (Steven Coe) live it up in Sunset Schmoulevard at The Laboratory Theater.

Masks are required on all patrons for their entire stay at the theater. For maximum safety, the theater will be offering limited concessions on its north patio, made possible by a grant by the City of Fort Myers, outside food and drink not be allowed.
There will be no refunds for patrons asked to leave for refusing to honor our mask requirement.
Tickets are $30 each or $10 for students with valid student IDs. There is a half-priced preview on June 10, and there is a new Thursday night special ticket price of $25 each for adult. Seating is limited for safety.
For tickets, call 239-218-0481 or visit online at
The theatre is located at 1634 Woodford Ave. in the Fort Myers River District.

Lab Theater of Florida 2021 – 2022 season

Sunset Schmoulevard, June – July
Failure: A Love Story, July – August
The Color Purple, September – October
The 24-Hour Screenwriting Project, October
White Rabbit Red Rabbit, October
The Tempest, November
The Complete History of America, abridged, December
Killer Joe, January – February 2022
Avenue Q, February – March
Les Liaisons Dangereuses, April


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