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  • Lab Theatre Season 20-21.  Picture of one male actor and one female actor about to embrace from the show "I and You."

Lab Theatre

The university's black box performance space was established as a laboratory for students to explore new ideas and put classroom studies to practical use. Today it's another stage where you can enjoy compelling live theatre.  

The Lab Theatre is located at 1400 Wheat St., between Sumter and Pickens, in the Booker T. Washington Building. Show times are 8 p.m. nightly unless otherwise noted. Tickets cost $10 per ticket and are sold online or at the door. Arrive early for best seating. Performance dates, times and locations are subject to change.


Lab Theatre Season 2020-2021


April 22-25, 2021
Written by Nick Payne
Directed by Cat Thomas

New Venue!

"Constellations" will be performed in Longstreet Theatre.

There are countless ways that relationships can suddenly change, and Nick Payne’s remarkable drama takes that reality to the nth degree.  Incorporating the mind-bending concept of the “multiverse,” Constellations innovatively illustrates the multiple possibilities of one couple’s romance, with scenes often repeated to present different outcomes.  The arc of their journey brings to mind questions about the roles of choice and fate in our own lives, and demonstrates the infinite power of love.  

“Who knew that higher physics could be so sexy, so accessible—and so emotionally devastating?” – The New York Times  

“Short and sweet and strangely haunting… With each iteration Roland and Marianne grow closer to one another… And by the end of the play…we’re fully invested in their lives. All of them.” -- Variety

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.