Thursday, September 26, 2013

Downtown Diva Stephanie Davis to star as dead, depressed Veronica in Lab Theater's "Miss Witherspoon"

Stephanie Davis in "Miss Witherspoon."

Here's the cast list and photos from the upcoming Lab Theater comedy "Miss Witherspoon." Thank you Ty Landers!

Stephanie Davis in "Miss Witherspoon."
Christopher Durang play "Miss Witherspoon" features the adventures of Veronica in her afterlife. She was depressed in life and now she's depressed in death. Why can't she just take some time off? And why is her spirit guide making her go BACK to earth?

Stephanie Davis plays Veronica. Supporting cast includes: Rob Green, Kathleen Moye, Gerrie Benzing and Yvonne Shadrach. Annette Trossbach directs.

"Miss Witherspoon" runs Oct. 11-26. The Laboratory Theater of Florida is located at 1634 Woodford Avenue in downtown Fort Myers. Tickets are $12-$22 and available online at or at the door.

Tickets are also available online here:

Complete press release below.

Stephanie Davis in "Miss Witherspoon."
Lab Theater presents: Miss Witherspoon

Miss Witherspoon is a Pulitzer Prize finalist play by master of comedy, Christopher Durang. The witty show will open on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Miss Witherspoon features Veronica in her afterlife. She was depressed about the state of the world and her life, and now that her life is over, she's depressed that she can't just take some time off. Instead, her spirit guide sends her back to earth to be reborn and learn her vital life lesson.

"With Miss Witherspoon, Christopher Durang recovers the wonderfully irreverent humor that has made him famous… Veronica is forced into successive rebirths....She is happiest when briefly reincarnated as a blissfully ball-fetching dog…this is easily New York's funniest show,” says Bloomberg News. The playwright just made headlines with his Tony Award win for another comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

Stephanie Davis, also known as The Downtown Diva, stars as Veronica. She was last seen on the Lab Theater stage as Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Supporting Davis are Rob Green, Kathleen Moye, Gerrie Benzing as Veronica’s spirit guide, and Yvonne Shadrach as Black Woman in a Hat. “This is one of the funniest shows you’ll see this year. It’s worth the admission price just to see Miss Witherspoon reincarnate as a golden retriever. You will laugh out loud as she searches for truth and faith in this thought-provoking and funny show,” says director Annette Trossbach.

Trossbach is the founder and artistic director of the company. She studied at the renowned East 15 Drama School in London, England where her focus was on Shakespeare and Theater of the Absurd. In addition to producing at Lab Theater, she will also be directing this season’s Tony- and Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Glengarry Glen Ross. She was also the director of last season’s outrageous comedy, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.

Miss Witherspoon premieres on Oct. 11, 2013 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. for the opening night reception. Other performances are on October 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26. Tickets are between $12 and $22 and are available for purchase at the door or online at Season tickets are also available on the website.

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 and features and challenges local performers of various skill levels. Stay up to date with its news and events on Facebook and Twitter @LabTheaterFL.  For more information, call 239-218-0481. The theater is located at 1634 Woodford Ave. Fort Myers, 33901.


  1. so glad we can read your stuff again!

  2. Thanks Sara! I'm always so glad for your support. Hope to see you on stage this year!