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Laboratory Theater Opens 11th Season with “The Crucible”

The Laboratory Theater of Florida in Fort Myers opens its 11th season this month with playwright Arthur Miller’s timeless classic, “The Crucible,” which serves as a dramatic account of the Salem Witch Trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the late 17th century. The show will also mark the theater company’s 100 production to date.  We’ll take a closer look at the play’s central themes and how they remain just as relevant today as they ever have.  

We’re joined by the Lab Theater’s founding Artistic Director Annette Trossbach, actor Paul Gaffy who plays the role of Judge Danforth, the production’s sponsor and journalist Ella Nayor and author, actor, playwright, veteran and humanitarian activist Robert Hilliard, who wrote one of the original reviews of the play as a drama critic for the Brooklyn Daily back in 1953.

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