Tag Archives: Matt Stabile

Theatre Lab Premieres Edgy, Fun What’s Best for the Children

Theatre Lab bravely chooses to dedicate itself to presenting new plays to South Florida audiences.  Inherent in such a bold mission is the chance of an occasional misfire.  Happily, this is not the case with their latest presentation, Idris Goodwin’s What’s Best for the Children.

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Rooted at Theatre Lab

By Jan Sjostrom Something magical is happening at Theatre Lab, the new-play incubator based at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Deborah Zoe Laufer’s play Rooted is a not-to-be missed experience. The show is both a love letter to female …

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The Berlin Diaries at Theatre Lab a master class

By Oline H. Cogdill Families are complicated, comprised of people who may have little in common but bloodlines, sometimes weighted down by secrets, lies, myths. Add to that mix a horrific event, so horrible it’s hard to wrap one’s mind …

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The Many Wondrous Realities of Jasmine Starr-Kidd at Theatre Lab

By Jan Sjostrom Jasmine Starr-Kidd is having a tough time dealing with her parents’ divorce. In that she’s much like many other 12-year-olds today. But Jasmine has a fix. A science prodigy Jasmine builds a time-travel machine designed to let …

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Ordinary People Face Global Meltdown In Theatre Lab’s Tragi-Comedy Last Night In Inwood

In movies, “ordinary people” facing a dystopian challenge miraculously find courage and composure. We would be more like the extended family slowly coming unglued in Theatre Lab’s premiere of Last Night in Inwood as civilization disintegrates.

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Dorothy’s Dictionary at Theatre Lab Is Entry Worth Looking Up

In a time when so much theater and film seem dependent on sling-shots of unexpected left turns there’s a quiet life-affirming pleasure in a work that follows precisely the arc you expect from its familiar telegraphy. Such is the world premiere of E.M. Lewis’ Dorothy’s Dictionary at Theatre Lab – a warm and poignant celebration of words, books and bonds between people who love them

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Theatre Lab’s ‘Red Riding Hood’ Entertains More than Just Kids

So Allison Gregory’s Red Riding Hood is a delightful hoot in which Theatre Lab has mounted a production meant to enrapture young theatergoers, but also liberally peppered with jokes, asides and other humor that only the adults will understand.

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Cancelled, Postponed, Understudies: The Show Goes On In SoFla Theater — Sort Of

The calendars in South Florida theater are being written in pencil—with  erasers. Regional theaters are forging through the Covid spike with no panic and limited public fuss, but with a total lack of certainty of anything—cancelling performances, jettisoning titles, postponing productions a week, a month, a year; inserting swings; and calming ticket buyers by email.

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Silence Is As Eloquent As The Actors In ‘To Fall In Love’

Despite two of the finest performances in what already has been a surprisingly benchmark season so far in South Florida, the most memorable player in Theatre Lab’s superb To Fall In Love is silence — not simply during the breath-arresting finale, but the silence reigning over the tense, tentative minutes of the opening scene and employed regularly throughout the evening by director Louis Tyrell and actors Matt Stabile and Niki Fridh.

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2021-22 SoFla Theater Will Be A Season Of Asterisks (Part 3 of 3)

The show will go on for SoFla theater, but 2021-2022 will be a season of asterisks, what ifs and when. In a three-part series, we talk to artistic and managing directors about why this season will be unlike any other: from COVID to diversity. While local theaters survived the past 17 months the coming season may determine whether every Florida company will still be here a year from now.

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