Evening of Arts and Culture – Oct 22

Los Alamos Little Theatre will be participating in the 2021 Evening of Arts and Culture. The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Arts Council and is scheduled for Friday, October 22, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, within the Creative District of Los Alamos.  This year’s theme is “Talent in Our Town.”

More information and the schedule of events can be found on the LAAC website at:
https://losalamosartscouncil.org/eveningartsculture/

Auditions August 29 & 30

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces auditions for its November show Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight by Peter Ackerman.  Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 29 at 5 pm and Monday, August 30 at 6 pm when director Jessica Cowan, along with Linda Taylor and Beth Harrison, will hold auditions for this adult (over 18), contemporary sex farce. This naughty comedy is about three frisky couples and hilarious slips of the tongue that cross a very bright yellow line. This begins a breakdown in communication leading to even more laughable misunderstandings all taking place in the bedroom after midnight. This play explores what it is to be young and the very bad decisions made when it comes to sex and the bedroom.

Auditions will be held at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

Masks are required for all persons inside the
Performing Arts Center.

Play Reading Sun Aug 8

On Sunday, August 8 at 5pm, Los Alamos Little Theatre hosts the reading of: things you shouldn’t say past midnight: a comedy in three beds by Peter Ackerman. This play will be presented in November 2021.  Due to explicit language the reading is open to all over 18 who want to read, listen, and meet fellow theater lovers. Light snacks will be served. Please wear your mask.

TNM Virtual Festival June 25-27

To celebrate theatre across the state, Theatre New Mexico is proud to present their first ever online festival. This collection of four plays represents companies from across the state. Each show costs only $2 and is available as an on-demand rental from June 25-27.

For tickets: https://www.showtix4u.com/events/22273

For more information: https://www.theatrenewmexico.org/upcoming-events

Hunker DownLos Alamos Little Theatre

A Mystery Murdered: a Virtual PlayArtesia High School Theatre

Henry VNew Antiquities Theatre Company (Hobbs)

ReasonsSandia Performing Arts Company (Albuquerque)

LALT Board 2021-22

At the June 13 Annual Membership Meeting the LALT Board of Directors was elected for the 2021-22 season.

Linda Taylor – President
Tomas Farish – Vice-President
Eric Bjorklund – Treasurer
Megan Pimentel – Secretary
Gracie Caonelli
Beth Harrison
Suzy Kroesche
Paul Lewis
Jim Sicilian
Craig Taylor

Annual Meeting – June 13

Sunday June 13 at 2:30 pm – Annual Membership Meeting at the Performing Arts Center (aka Los Alamos Little Theatre). This event is open to all interested in joining LALT, even if only to find out what we are all about! As we are still under some COVID restrictions, no lunch will be served this year.  We will have soft drinks and packaged snacks. To be on the safe side, masks are required and seating will be arranged for a maximum of four people per group.  Annual dues $5.00.

Some items on the agenda:

  • Meet Ursula Coe, this year’s recipient of the Warren Houghterling Memorial Scholarship.  Ursula will play her cello for us in anticipation of a career in cello performance.
  • Vote for new board members for the 2021-2022 season.  Craig Taylor, Eric Björklund and Beth Harrison are holdovers. The following have graciously agreed to be on the slate, you will vote for a maximum of seven:

Mimi Adams, Wendy Caldwell, Gracie Cainelli, Tomás Farish, Kaki Kelly, Suzy Kroesche, Paul Lewis, Megan Pimentel, Jim Sicilian, Linda Taylor, Diana Torres

Finally, the current Board of Directors has immense gratitude for your understanding and support during this past year.  Unfortunately, even with a dark stage, infrastructure bills still need to be paid.  LALT is a 501 (c)3 charitable organization.  All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Donations may be sent to P. O. Box 211, Los Alamos, NM  87544.

2021-22 Season Announced

The Board of Directors is excited to present a full season!

September 2021: Director Mimi Adams brings us A Wrinkle in Time, based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle and adapted for the stage by James Sie. From Stage Partners: One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back — braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.

November 2021: Linda Taylor directs the adult dramedy Things you Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight by Peter Ackerman. The New Yorker says “THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T SAY PAST MIDNIGHT: A COMEDY IN THREE BEDS is a contemporary sex farce you should see just as soon as you can—even though it’s bound to be around for quite some time. This riotously funny work is Peter Ackerman’s welcome debut as a playwright. …the hilarious dialogue just gets better and better, as the lines fly by like rapid-fire artillery.”

New Year’s Eve 2021: Join Linda Taylor and friends in an evening Variety Show complete with jokes, songs, friends, and laughter.

January 2022: Melodrama is back! Jim Sicilian directs the New Mexico Premiere of Boots, written by Stephanie Carr and Mark Watts from El Paso. Boots  is a comic melodrama set in a West Texas oil town.  When Boots Bar owner (Ana) dies of cancer, her helpful niece (Gaby) and wayward daughter, (Izzy) battle it out for control of the run-down nightspot.  Gaby’s friends come to her aid, but are they really helping?  And how does Charles (Izzy’s accountant) fit into the picture?  Join the fun as LALT revives the January Melodrama tradition, and bring your family — this melodrama is fit for all ages!

February 2022: Los Alamos Light Opera will present a Valentine’s Day fundraiser concert.  More information to follow.

March 2022: LALT welcomes Wendy Caldwell as she directs The Viewing Room, a Full Length Comedy by Mark Smith. The play is set in a funeral home in Holyoke, Massachusetts. It centers on a stern patriarch who has recently passed away only to re-awaken on the day of his wake to try and make amends with his very dysfunctional family. The play has been described as timeless due to its themes of reconciliation and family.

May 2022:  Gwen Lewis closes the season with Noël Coward’s timeless comedy Blithe Spirit.  A skeptical novelist, Charles Condomine, invites a self-proclaimed medium, Madame Arcati, to his home for a séance; hoping to gather material for a new book. When the hapless psychic accidentally summons the spirit of Condomine’s late wife, Elvira, his home and life are quickly turned into a shambles as his wife’s ghost torments both him and his new bride.