Peter Sagal Coming to Theatre Lab

Peter Sagal of NPR’s ‘Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me’ is coming to FAU’s Theatre Lab as part of their Playwright's Forum.

By polly burks | 2/12/2016

Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University, welcomes Peter Sagal of NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m., as part of the Playwright’s Forum series. The event takes place in Theatre Lab in Parliament Hall, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by visiting or by calling 561-297-6124. Student tickets are $5 cash at the door.

“Many people don’t know that Peter Sagal is a playwright,” said Lou Tyrrell, artistic director of Theatre Lab. “We are thrilled to bring this side of Peter’s talents to the South Florida community.”

Theatre Lab and WLRN Public Media are teaming up for this event. Following the reading of Sagal’s “Mall America,” WLRN’s Caroline Breder-Watts will conduct an on-stage interview. Part theatrical event, part master class, this special evening will showcase the diverse talents of one of NPR’s most beloved personalities.

As a playwright, Peter is the author of “Denial,” “Most Wanted,” “Kim’s Sister,” “What to Say,” “Real Time” (commissioned by Seattle Rep), “Mall America,” and many other plays and short pieces for the theater which have been produced at Long Wharf Theater, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theater of Louisville, Florida Stage, Illusion Theater, City Theater of Pittsburgh, and elsewhere in the United States and abroad.

“WLRN’s recent acquisition of 101.9 FM in the Palm Beaches has opened the door for wonderful collaborations in the northern part of our listening area"‘ said John LaBonia, WLRN’s general manager. “We are thrilled for this opportunity to partner with Theatre Lab, and to present another facet of one of NPR’s shining stars to our community.”

Theatre Lab was established on FAU’s campus in September 2015. Louis Tyrrell, founding artistic director of Florida Stage and the Theatre at Arts Garage, is the artistic director and Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Arts for this new initiative. The first season is generously supported by Edith and Martin Stein. Patrons are encouraged to come early to enjoy beer, wine, drinks and snacks available for purchase, and explore the gallery exhibition space that houses the lobby for Theatre Lab.

For a full schedule and more information about the Theatre Lab at FAU, call 561-297-4784, email or visit