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FGCU Theatre Lab Presents Eugene Ionesco's "Exit the King"

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University Theatre Lab opens "Exit the King," written by Eugene Ionesco and directed by Visual and Performing Arts chair, director of Theatre professor Barry Cavin, 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11 in the Arts Complex. The show runs through Feb. 22.

"Exit the King" is centered on a king who is about to die. All reality emanated from his glorious presence and now that reality is crumbling at his feet. The king refuses to go quietly because, blinded by love, he is just as unprepared for death as he was ignorant of true life. In this darkly humorous play, the absurdist comic genius Ionesco explores the idea that even the mighty are humbled by love.

Seating is limited - purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended. Tickets may be purchased at the Theatre Lab Box Office. Tickets may also be purchased by phone with a credit card.

General admission is $10. FGCU faculty and staff with valid FGCU ID pay $5; all students with a valid FGCU ID pay $5. Due to intimate style of the theatre, latecomers will not be admitted to performances. In addition, re-entry to the theatre is prohibited once the performance is in progress.

Show times are 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.

The Arts Complex is located on the main campus. Free parking is available in Lot 7 for Arts Complex visitors. Parking passes are available at the parking kiosk located at the University's entrance.

For more information, contact the FGCU Theatre Lab at (239) 590-7268 or

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