FAU’s Theatre Lab Presents ‘Everything is Super Great’
by P. BURKS | Wednesday, Dec 04, 2019
Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University, presents “Everything is Super Great,” a co-world premier by Stephen Brown. The play runs through Sunday, Dec. 22 at the Heckscher Stage theater space in Parliament Hall, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Tickets are available at 561-297-6124 or fauevents.com.
In this new play, a typical day in the life of 19-year-old Tommy involves triple shot lattes, yearning after his assistant manager at Starbucks, and arson at Applebee’s. Such distractions are therapeutic when your older brother has been missing for months. But when a well-meaning, if somewhat misguided, therapist shows up on his doorstep, Tommy must finally face his loss.
”’Everything is Super Great’ was a huge hit at our 2019 New Play Festival and we are incredibly excited to have the same cast return for the full production,” said Matt Stabile, artistic director of Theatre Lab. Stabile will direct the co-World Premiere production and local actors Jeni Hacker and Timothy Mark Davis will share the stage with two FAU Theatre MFA candidates Christian Mouisset and Rachel Bryant.
“This sort of synergy with the Department of Theatre and Dance was always what we envisioned when we began Theatre Lab,” continues Stabile. “We want to be able to offer students a bridge to the professional world. I absolutely loved working with this cast on the reading and can’t wait to bring this hilarious comedy to life!”
Other shows in Theatre Lab’s season include:
“The Glass Piano” by Alix Sobler | A U.S. Premiere
Feb. 8 to March 1, 2020
Alexandra thought her life would never change. Living in the castle with her father, the failed poet, her maid, the wise Galstina, and catching glimpses of her mother as she runs from the stables to the rose bushes, trying not get caught by the palace guard. And of course, there was the grand piano made of glass that she swallowed as a child, sitting inside her at all times. But then Lucien arrives and suddenly, anything seems possible.
‘To Fall in Love’by Jennifer Lane | A Southeastern Premiere
Saturday, March 14 to Friday, April 5, 2020
Scientists claim that anyone can fall in love, simply by asking and honestly answering a specific series of 36 personal questions followed by four minutes of uninterrupted eye contact. But what if the goal is to fall in love again? Can this exercise help Wyatt and Merryn save a marriage, splintered by tragedy?
Preview: Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Opening: Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Runs Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.
New Play Festival
Friday, Jan. 3to Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020
Theatre Lab’s annual New Play Festivals continues their tradition of providing opportunities for emerging and established playwrights to showcase their work. This event is your opportunity to get a sneak-peek at some of the shows that might end up on our stage next season! Each reading is accompanied by a post-show discussion, an opportunity to interact with the playwrights themselves, where they will discuss the process, inspiration, and plans for future development.
Friday, Jan. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 4, noon, 3 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 5, noon and 3 p.m.
For more information about Theatre Lab, visit www.fau.edu/theatrelab.