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For ticket information call 561-297-6124 or visit www.fauevents.com

Heckscher Theatre for Families Production

Red Riding Hood by Allison Gregory

A Southeastern Premiere

September 17- October 9, 2022

Directed by Matt Stabile

Wolfgang, the greatest actor in the world, is interrupted while performing his "one-man extravaganza” by a delivery person with a mysterious package. But the show must go on, and the two of them take on all the roles in this fast, funny, and surprising adaptation. The wolf may have dinner plans, but this Red is courageous, clever - and talented! 

Allison Gregory, playwright of the first ever Heckscher Theatre for Families production, Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter, returns to The Lab with her newest show for families - fresh off it’s world premiere at Seattle Children’s Theatre!

Performances open to the public on:

Saturdays at 2 pm & 6pm

Sundays at 3pm

$25 for adults.  Up to four children tickets (under 18) free with adult admission.

Free Creative Writing Workshops for students (grades 3-12) one hour prior to matinee performances



Subscriptions: $115; add on Heckscher Theatre for Families for $10 more

Individual tickets: $35-$45

Dorothy’s Dictionary by E.M. Lewis

A World Premiere

Preview Performances: November 17 & 18, 2022

Run: November 19 - December 11, 2022

Directed by Matt Stabile

Zan doesn’t want to read to Dorothy, and she’s not too sure she wants him to!  But his community service assignment is not optional.  And book by book, the two of them begin to form an unexpected friendship… just when they need it most.

After joining us for the 2018 Playwright’s Forum, award-winning playwright, E.M. Lewis returns to The Lab for a full production! This heartwarming story demonstrates the power of friendship and great literature to expand our horizons and belief in what is possible for our lives. 

Last Night In Inwood by Alix Sobler

A World Premiere

Previews: January 26 & 27, 2023

Run: January 28 - February 12, 2023

Directed by Matt Stabile

A major disaster in Manhattan has everyone on the island looking for high ground. For Danny’s family and friends, that higher ground happens to be her one-bedroom apartment in Inwood. As the world outside  goes to pieces, Danny tries to keep the peace among the assorted characters gathered in her space. They might make it through this crisis, if they can manage to survive each other.

The playwright of The Glass Piano returns to The Lab with a comedy about the end of the world - one of the hits of our 2021 New Plays for the New Year virtual reading series!

Refuge co-created by Satya Jnani Chávez & Andrew Rosendorf, Translations by Mari Meza-Burgos

A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere

Previews: April 6 & 7, 2023

Run: April 8-23, 2023

Original music, artistic puppetry, and magical realism allow this bilingual tale to tackle the immigration crisis through a beautiful, unique lens. Chronicling the harrowing journey of one young Honduran girl as she crosses the US border into the inhospitable, barren land of Texas, Refuge is an exploration of empathy and of America – who we are and who we say we are.

After joining us for the 2020 New Play Festival, this incredible play with music finally returns to The Lab. Working in conjunction with our partner companies across the country (Curious Theatre in Denver, CO & Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, MO), we are thrilled to complete our season of world premieres with the final installment of this National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere!


And don't miss our Reading & Development Events including...


Executive Producer: Our Fund Foundation

March 10-12, 2023

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.

March 10 @ 7:30p

March 11 @ 12p, 3:30p, & 7:30p

March 12 @ 12p & 3:30p

Final line-up to be announced in late 2022.

Tickets: $20 individual readings, $99 package 



Blue, A Rhapsody in Blubber written & performed by Lynn McNutt

A Workshop Production

May 5-14, 2023

Directed by Erika Batdorf

The seemingly unconnected stories of a baby blue whale searching for its mother, a middle-aged woman struggling with the burdens of caregiving, and an elderly man on his own for the first time in his life become intertwined and, ultimately, united. 

This interactive solo theatrical piece submerges the audience into a provocative and humorous journey through grief, solitude, spirituality, connection, and healing. BLUE resonates with the universal pulse we all share, and inspires us to communicate clearly from our hearts to bridge large distances with others.

A 25-year veteran of traditional theatre, FAU Associate Professor, Lynn McNutt is swimming in new territory for her second act, creating & performing original works that entertain and connect. Be among the very first to see this dynamic new work take shape in this first ever workshop production. Be brave and sit in the “Splash Zone”!

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 3pm

Tickets: $25


If you love new work in American theatre, now there is Theatre Lab,the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University.

Established in 2015 on the Boca Raton campus, Theatre Lab's mission is to inspire, develop, and produce new work, audiences, and artists for the American Theatre.


For tickets please visit www.fauevents.com or call 561-297-6124.

Please note that there will be a processing fee for all FAU College of Arts and Letters tickets purchased online, by phone, at the Student Union Box Office and walk up on day of event. *

*Processing fee does not apply to student tickets, group tickets, subscription/season tickets, Ambassador of the Arts tickets, and Theatre Lab Alliance Member tickets at Theatre Lab shows.


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