About The Rooster's Tale
This delightful comedy that plays like The Canterbury Tales meets Monty Python will surely entertain and delight our audiences.
Synopsis: Medieval peasants Margery and Peter are struggling to pay their taxes and keep their farm. To add to their troubles, malicious rumors are spreading about their sweet but naive son, William. Gossips say William's relationship with his best friend Richard is unnatural and a deadly sin. If rumors are confirmed, William’s life may be at stake. Their daughter is a nun with a “holier than thou attitude.” She intends to rise above her parents' lowly station and the strictures of her gender at any cost. Meanwhile, the village’s mayor, a buffoon, annoys everyone with his self-aggrandizing activities. But nothing has prepared them for the events that unfold when Margery's favorite rooster, Henry, lays an egg. Based on the superstition of the time, it was believed that this could have only happened if Henry had consorted with the Devil. Accused of bringing cockatrice, a deadly monster and spawn of the devil, Henry is put on trial. If convicted, he and the egg would be burnt at the stake. Now Margery and Peter must decide if they can save Henry and keep their son out of trouble without endangering themselves.
LAB Theater Project
LAB Theater Project is a non-profit 501(c)3 production company focused on producing new works in the Tampa Bay Community. Our belief in a "playwright first" focus is resolute and a core value of the company. Along with a focus on developing new works, we also focus on training new theater artists to join our growing community.
We only produce works from emerging playwrights and develop, through education, new artists (Actors, Directors, Stage Managers, and Designers) for the continued growth of live theater artistry.
We currently produce four new plays per year, often utilizing students in aspects of the production; thereby, giving students the opportunity to put into practice what they have learned while working side by side with established professionals in the community as well as enriching the collaborative creative process of the playwright.
- Bring the Playwright's vision to life.
- Grow as artists.
- Develop new theater artist: Actors, Directors, Designers, & Stage Managers.
- Build a core of artists who desire a life-long practice of theatrical artistry.