8×10 Six – May 2019

May 3–18, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm • Matinee Sunday, May 12 at 2:00 pm
All performances at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St., Los Alamos

Tickets $15/$13 • Tickets available at the door • Advance tickets will be at CB Fox Online tickets available now at Brown Paper Tickets


LALT’s May production will be the sixth presentation of this format featuring eight short (10-minute) plays. This year, all the plays are from New Mexico playwrights, from Los Alamos, Tesuque, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. The format offers audiences a delightful potpourri of experiences and provides actors and directors an opportunity to take their talents into new directions.

The plays to be presented include:

  • A Life by Gary Dontzig
    Two characters experience all that life can throw at you across nine decades of togetherness.
  • DWI by Dale Dunn
    In the aftermath of the trial that finds a drunk driver innocent after causing the death of four teenagers, two parents struggle to discover a way to keep their daughter’s spirit alive.
  • Endless Questions by Mimi Adams
    Every parent has been subjected to an endless barrage of sometimes mindless, sometimes life-probing questions from a child. In Endless Questions, the mother often doesnt know the answer to her child’s questions, but together they explore lifes deeper mysteries.
  • Patient by Caroline Evarts
    Radiating good intentions for the doctor is the patient’s plan for release, but it proves too hard to stay on script. In her subsequent sadness, there’s someone who has her back.
  • Reach Out by Richard Peck
    A random phone connection leads to a blind date. But can the two learn to communicate?
  • Red Licorice by John Gustafson
    A mystery trail of red licorice leads a park volunteer to an out-of-this-world encounter.
  • Treason by Robert Benjamin
    It’s January 1777. The Colonies desperately need another printing of our nation’s founding document. A Baltimore printer agonizes in this whimsical, anachronism-infested tribute to a great unsung heroine of the American Revolution.
  • Uncovered by Micheal Burgan
    While one relationship is hitting the rocks another is just blossoming — on the day of the Apocalypse.