By S. D. Green
Special to the Democrat
Recently retired and self-professed “recovering lawyer” Elise Judelle started creating theater at the tender age of 4. “I’ve been producing plays since I was a little kid—mostly involving princesses,” she said. “My family served as uncooperative actors, co-opted against their will. I see why actors need a union.” Good-natured teasing remains central to Judelle’s art. She is co-founder and writer of The Laughing Stock: Florida’s Musically Twisted Political Cabaret, a professional theater company she created with Peggy Brady more than 20 years ago.