Laboratory Theater of Florida

An Act of God

Nov 30, 2017

Players with the Laboratory Theater of Florida are currently performing the satirical comedy, “An Act of God,” by acclaimed comedy writer David Javerbaum.  Javerbaum is the former head writer and executive producer of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”  

Jessica Meszaros, WGCU-FM

The Laboratory Theater of Florida ends it’s run of the 2014 Tony-nominated Broadway play “Mothers and Sons,” by Terrence McNally, this weekend.  The production tells the story of a woman who visits her late son’s former partner. Her son died from AIDS decades ago. The play’s broader themes of forgiveness and reconciliation are universal, but the backdrop of the fight for LGBT acceptance and the AIDS crisis hit close to home in Florida which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks number one in the nation when it comes to new rates of HIV infection.  Local experts led an interactive audience ‘talk back’ after the Jan. 12 performance.