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FGCU Theatre Lab Presents "Wooden Mouth" April 7

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University Theatre Lab opens "Wooden Mouth," 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 7 at the Arts Complex. The transmedia performances at the Theatre Lab will be the premiere of this new work by Barry Cavin, chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department. Performances run through April 18.

In the forest, tucked back into a mountain hollow, live a peculiar people who possess an ancient mask that gives a great gift to the wearer -the ability to strip away all lies spoken by others. An uncertain lover adventures to find the mask, but discovers a secret more extraordinary than honesty and fidelity.

Combining a mixture of Bunraku, Butoh, Greek Chorus, video, shadow play, and a healthy dose of Appalachia, this transmedia performance unfolds the break-up moment when the great love of one is not powerful enough for two. "Wooden Mouth" is a cautionary fairy tale for lovers, exposing the absurdity behind the common admonitions to "move on" or "get over it."

Curtain times are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. matinee.

Tickets go on sale March 29. Cost is $7 per person. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door prior to each performance.

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 visit the Website:

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