Los Alamos Little Theatre celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Tom Stoppard’s
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
directed by John Cullinan
produced by John Gustafson
7:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays, April 28 – May 13
2:00 pm Sunday, May 7
Starring Don Monteith as Rosencrantz, Trisha Werner as Guildenstern, Jess Cullinan as the Player, Patrick Webb as Hamlet, with Zachary Brounstein, Ian Foti-Landis, Alex L’Esperance, Alexis Perry, and Stuart Rupprecht as the Tragedians. The funniest tragedy ever written! Two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them. Acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is a fabulously inventive tale told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. In Tom Stoppard’s best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end.
The Other Place, by Sharr White, returns to Los Alamos for two more weekends at the Performing Arts Center. Performances are Friday and Saturday March 10, 11, 17, and 18 at 7:30pm, along with a Sunday Matinee on March 12 at 2:00pm. Continue reading
The Los Alamos Little Theatre’s production of The Other Place garnered awards for outstanding Leading Actor, Direction, and Set Design at the New Mexico state theatre festival held in Las Cruces March 2-5, 2017. The production placed second overall and is the alternate to regional competition.
Cindy Hines received the Leading Actor award for her portray of Julianna. Director Gwen Lewis received the Direction award and Paul Lewis received the Set Design award. Other LALT participants in the Festival included cast members Eric Bjorklund and Andi Bishofberger, cast member and stage manager Iain May, and backstage support Kelli Guider and Kathy Bjorklund.
The State Festival, sponsored by Theatre New Mexico, is a part of AACTFest, a national theatre competition sponsored by the American Association of Community Theatre that is held every two years. Competition begins at the State level, advances to Regionals, and culminates in a National Festival. LALT has participated in AACTFest for decades and has hosted the New Mexico festival on several occasions, most recently in 2013.