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The World Premiere of The Birds: A Parody opens June 3rd at The Laboratory Theater of Florida

FORT MYERS, FL (May 14, 2022) – The Laboratory Theater of Florida will present the world premiere of The Birds: A Parody from June 3rd to July 2nd.

This laugh-out-loud parody features our heroes battling evil birds with plans to terrorize humans based on the classic Hitchcock film.

Wealthy San Francisco socialite Melanie Daniels pursues potential suitor Mitch Brenner to a quaint seaside town where all manner of mayhem begins to take over, most notably bizarre behavior from all types of birds, from crows to gulls to delicious, sugar-coated Peeps, which begin to attack the town.

The theater intends to set a new world record for the most Peeps used in a live performance and the most Peeps used during an entire production run.

Director Annette Trossbach says, “The Birds, a Parody is our most over-the-top campy summer show yet. It’s an extravaganza! Whether you remember the Hitchcock film or not, you’ll love Melanie Daniels talking back to the audience, and this cast of zany townspeople and attack birds.”

Adapted and directed by Annette Trossbach, and workshopped by this tight-knit ensemble cast and crew, The Birds: A Parody is truly a Lab Theater original. This show features Steven Michael Kennedy, Steven Coe, Sue Schaffel, Todd Lyman, Adrial McCloud, Heather Johnson, Jo Reed, Zach Hendra, Daniel Sabiston, Mark King, Holly Zammerilla, and Lorelei Davis. Scenic design by Gabrielle Lansden, costumes by Alena Stevenson, projections by Paula Sisk, and choreography by Isabel Isenhower.

This show opens the theater’s summer season and is included in the season pass, which is on sale now.

The Birds: A Parody is sponsored by Art Zupko and Hulett Environmental Services.

While this play is rated for all ages, it does feature raunchy humor.


Performance dates are:

June 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 at 8 pm.

July  1, 2 at 8 pm

June 5, 12, 19, 26 at 2 pm.

Special Events: 

Half-price preview nights: June 1, 2 at 8 pm

Staging Teen Success Through Theater: June 4 at 8 pm

Tickets are $30 each or $10 for students with valid student IDs. There are half-priced previews on June 1st and 2nd, and there is a new Thursday night special ticket price of $25 each for adults. Socially distant seating may be available and must be scheduled through the box office. For tickets, please call the box office at 239.218.0481 or online at



****While masks are encouraged, they are not currently required****

Photography and videography of this production are strictly prohibited.

Thank you for your cooperation and your support of The Laboratory Theater of Florida.



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.

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