Theater Hosts Fundraiser for Actor’s Recovery From Double Lung Transplant

Submitted By: Paula Sisk
Fort Myers, FL – The show must go on. That’s ingrained in every actor from the time they pick up their very first script. But what happens when an actor gets ill and absolutely cannot go on? That’s when the local and the theater community pulls together to help.

Danica Murray, a local young actress who has appeared on the stages at The Laboratory Theater of Florida, The Florida Rep, and FSW, has fought Cystic Fibrosis her entire life. Things took a turn recently and she was moved to Shands hospital in Gainesville, where she was placed at the very top of the transplant list, where she did, miraculously, receive a new pair of lungs.

In order to help defray the costs of this incredibly expensive, and absolutely life-saving surgery, The Laboratory Theater of Florida is hosting an evening of American jazz standards and show tunes, performed by local musicians and performers. There will also be silent auction items available and all proceeds will go to Danica Murray’s treatment and recovery.

Danica is learning to breathe deeply for the first time in her life. Join us as we celebrate her and help make that transition back to a normal life a little bit easier.

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Photo Courtesy: The Laboratory Theater of Florida

The Laboratory Theater of Florida, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts, through live performance, education, community outreach, experimentation, and the development of ensemble work. The company features ensemble productions, produces classic works, takes artistic risks, which both feature and challenge local performers. For more information visit







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