LALT Play Readings LA & WR Senior Centers

Be sure to mark your calendars for May 17 at the Los Alamos Senior Center and May 19 at the White Rock Senior Center—both at 12:30–for a free, very funny short play reading, Dead Right, by Elaine Jarvik. Starring Sally Cassil and Tom Farish and directed by Pat Beck, this engaging play centers on how a friend’s tedious, grammatically incorrect obituary plunges Penny and Bill, age 60s, into a prickly discussion at the breakfast table. How could Bill read the paper when they have their own obituaries to plan? It’s a touching comedy about how we hope to be remembered. This play was honored as one of only four selected out of 1300 entries by the 2008 Humana Festival of New American Plays.

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LALT Presents Rosencrantz & Guildenstern

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” wins awards at State Theatre Festival

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.

 

Panel Discussion Jan. 22

Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a panel discussion open to the community at 3:45 pm Sunday, Jan. 22. The discussion will address suicide, violence, sexual identity and other issues teenagers face as evidenced in the play Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead and also as manifest in the local community. The panel discussion will follow a matinee performance of Dog Sees God, but the discussion is open to anyone interested in attending. The event will be held at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos.   Continue reading

Auditions Feb 4 & 5

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces auditions for its May production, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, the Tony Award-winning play by Tom Stoppard. Auditions will be held Saturday, February 4, from noon to 3 p.m. and Sunday, February 5, from 3 to 6 p.m. At the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street in Los Alamos. Callbacks will be 7 pm Wednesday, Feb. 8. Audition materials and scripts are available from the Reference Desk at the Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos.   Continue reading

Memorial Service Jan. 20

It is with great sadness and grief that we write to inform you of the death of our beloved friend, Warren Houghteling. His passing was sudden and unexpected, and is a great shock to many of us. We know many of you may be eager to reach out and offer help and condolences. However, the family is asking to be left in peace for the moment while they take care of many details.  We know Warren meant a great deal to many of you, and this news has hit us all pretty hard. Rev. John Cullinan at the Unitarian Church has offered himself as a listening ear should you need one. Please feel free to contact him.  Warren’s memorial service will take place on Friday, January 20th, at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Church. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. The nursery will be open for anyone who needs child care. The church is located at 1738 N. Sage St in Los Alamos. If you have questions or want more information, you may contact Reverend John Cullinan at revjohn@uulosalamos.org.