Play Reading July 11

Now that Fourth of July activities are behind us we can all synchronize
calendars for 7 pm Tuesday, July 11, and gather for a play reading of
[title of show].

No, really, the title of the show is [title of show], a one-act musical,
with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and a book by Hunter Bell. The show
chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre
Festival, and follows the struggles of the author and composer/lyricist
and their two actress friends during the initial brief (three-week)
creative period, along with subsequent events leading up to the show’s
off-broadway and broadway productions.   Continue reading

September Show Cast

Director Holly Robinson is pleased to announce the cast for Communicating
Doors by Alan Ayckbourn, which will be performed by Los Alamos Little
Theatre in September 2017.

The cast is:

Trisha Werner as Poopay, a sex specialist
Patrick Webb as Reece, a businessman
Alex L’Esperance as Jessica, Reece’s first wife
Linda Taylor as Ruella, Reece’s second wife
Ian Foti-Landis as Julian, Reece’s business associate
Pete Sandford as Harold, a hotel detective

The play is a time-travel murder mystery that is sure to entertain.

Proposed LALT By-Laws Update

The LALT Board of Directors has proposed updates to the By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation.  The By-Laws were last updated in 1978.  The Articles of Incorporation were lasted updated in 1973.  These proposed changes will be reviewed, discussed and voted upon at this year’s annual meeting on Sunday June 25.  Red-line documents showing the proposed changes can be downloaded here.

Proposed By-Laws Changes
Proposed Articles of Incorporation Changes

Annual Meeting June 25

June 25–Save the date for the Annual Membership Lunch and Meeting​.
Plan to attend the annual meeting.  It is an opportunity to meet fellow thespians, enjoy lunch, vote for the new board of directors, and reminisce about past shows.  The  slate of candidates, agenda​,​ and details will be sent out by June 15.  If​ you would like your name on the slate of candidates contact a board member.  ​See you on the 25th!​

Auditions – Communicating Doors

LALT will hold auditions for the play Communicating Doors, by Alan Ayckbourn, which will be performed in September 2017.  Auditions are Sunday, June 18th from 3 – 5 and Monday, June 19th from 5 – 7 at the Performing Arts Center.  Please have a prepared one minute monologue – you can pick your own! Scripts will be available at the Mesa and White Rock libraries.

Communicating Doors is a murder mystery with a time travel twist. It has parts for three males and three females and takes place in a suite at the Regal Hotel, London in May 1977, October 1997, and July 2017.

REECE – a businessman aged 30 and 70
JESSICA – his first wife aged 25 and 45
RUELLA – his second wife aged 45
JULIAN – his business associate aged 45 and 65
PHOEBE (POOPAY) – a prostitute aged 33
HAROLD – a house detective aged 35 and 55

Holly Robinson will direct this production; Jeanne Adkins is the producer.

Play Reading LALT Sept Show

LALT will hold a reading, open to all interested readers or listeners, of the play Communicating Doors, which will be performed by LALT in September 2017. The reading will be 7 pm Wednesday, May 17, in the Green Room at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street in Los Alamos. Communicating Doors, by Alan Ayckbourn,  is a murder mystery with a time travel twist. It has parts for three males and three females. Holly Robinson will direct this production; Jeanne Adkins is the producer.

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.