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Review: In Theatre Lab's 'Be Here Now,' happiness is complicated

Review: In Theatre Lab's 'Be Here Now,' happiness is complicated

Playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer has never been afraid of taking on the big questions. Her work explores contemporary life with intelligence, insight and sharp humor. It resonates, in part, because Laufer’s writing makes room for life’s dualities: joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, exhilaration and depression.

All those emotional colors exist within “Be Here Now,” a beautifully crafted new Laufer play at Theatre Lab on the Florida Atlantic University campus in Boca Raton.

After a February world premiere at Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park, which commissioned the play, “Be Here Now” is getting a second production at the more intimate Theatre Lab, which had a developmental...

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