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SWFL Premiere of “Andorra” by Max Frisch opens at The Laboratory Theater of Florida March 29th

Southwest Florida Premiere of Andorra by Max Frisch opens at The Laboratory Theater of Florida March 29th!

FORT MYERS, FL (March 14, 2019) – In honor of Holocaust remembrance month, The Laboratory Theater of Florida is honored to present the southwest Florida premiere of “Andorra” by Max Frisch opening March 29th and running through April 14th.

Artistic director Annette Trossbach says,” the citizens of Andorra don’t come bearing tiki torches, swastikas, or burning crosses or wearing white hoods. They are not war criminals. They are everyday citizens that are complicit through neglect, ignorance, and casual racism and prejudice;  in their selfishness and intolerance, they are barely aware of how they have treated Andre… except Andre’s father, who, in his cowardice, set the entire story into motion.”

One of the most oft-produced plays in Europe, this parable about racism and prejudice is a great example of epic-theater.   Set in fictionalized Andorra, Andre is adopted by a teacher and raised as a Jew. Throughout the play, Andre is faced with outright prejudice and complicit silence from his fellow townspeople.  Frisch’s message is loud and clear: prejudice happens in every country, both in the past and the present, and we must learn to accept everyone’s differences if we are to lead happy, productive lives.

“The guilty are sitting in the stalls … They are to be frightened: they should, when they have seen the play, lie awake at night. ” -TIME

We have new seating. Rows A, B, and C are on the floor. Rows D and above are on risers.

Andorra  is generously sponsored by Ella Nayor and Jeffrey Cull.

Andorra plays from March 29th to April 14th at the Laboratory Theater of Florida.

Performance dates are as follows:

March  29, 30 at 8pm

March 31 at 2  pm

April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 at 8 pm

April 7, 14 at 2 pm.

Special events surrounding this play include:

March 28th: half-price preview night

March 30th: Pizza with cast & crew and a free show for teenagers, starts at 6:30 pm, reservations required

April 4th: Community Talkback: “The Vocabulary of Prejudice”  immediately following the performance featuring a Holocaust survivor, a camp liberator, and a former member of Hitler youth.

Tickets are available to purchase on or by calling the box office at 239-218-0481. For additional savings, guests may purchase a 2019-2020 Season Pass.


The Laboratory Theater of Florida, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts, through live performance, education, community outreach, experimentation, and the development of ensemble work. The company features ensemble productions, produces classic works, takes artistic risks, which both feature and challenge local performers. For more information visit or the physical location at 1634 Woodford Avenue, in the Fort Myers River District.