Maryland Ensemble Theatre presents Laugh Station: Papaya

Jul 17, 2012
Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to present another installment of the surreal, sci-fi horror extravaganza that is the Laugh Station series. The Laugh Station series debut in January of this year and the upcoming Laugh Station: Papaya marks the third new show in the series. Maryland Ensemble Theatre will present Laugh Station: Papaya as part of its MET-X series, created to expand the collective horizons of the MET ensemble and its audience. Performances are July 27 and 28 at 9pm and July 28 at midnight at Maryland Ensemble Theatre (31 W Patrick St. Frederick) located in the historic FSK Hotel. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by phone at (301) 694-4744, online at, or in person at the MET box office. The show is intended for mature audience only.

The latest installment of Laugh Station finds our heroes in a sticky situation. After the crew mistakenly ingests a batch of hallucinogenic space fruit, they are plunged into a surrealistic dream world. Meanwhile, the Federation High Council are on their way to visit the Laugh Station for a routine inspection. Little do they know, the crew is undergoing the ultimate trip.

Laugh Station: Papaya is co-written and directed by MET company member Matt Lee, who will be familiar to MET audiences from End Days, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them and numerous other shows. The production will also feature the intergalactic talents of Brian Artusio, Lisa Burl, Jack Colliver, Joe Colliver, Joe Jalette, Mac Kennedy, Matt Lee, Trevor Marin, James McGarvey, Courtney McLaughlin, Colin Shultzaberger & Bailey Sterling.

For over a decade, Maryland Ensemble Theatre has been producing thought-provoking theatre, fun family entertainment with The Fun Company, artist residency programs for public schools, challenging classes and the side-splitting Comedy Pigs. The MET is an artistic leader in the region and at the forefront of the creation of Frederick's Theater District.