About It All Started With A Kiss

Ruth Ann and Earl are young and in love and decide to join their lives in marriage. But this is a story that rides on the melodies of country music so, they do not live happily ever after, instead they face starting a family, struggling with their jobs, and the heartbreak of infidelity.  Their youthful love is intense and deep, but marriage changes many things. Ruth Ann gives all she can to raising a child and being a wife, but Earl is trapped in a thankless job and has a roving eye that finds the women who hang out at the Dew Drop Inn most attractive. What’s a wife to do when she has a cheating husband? How many times can she take him back? Can they renew their past love? Country music was made to tell this story.

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.

Our Mandate: 

  • 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.