The Dining Room Opens Friday

Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “The Dining Room” by A. R. Gurney. This superbly written comedy was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1985. The play opens Friday, May 4 and runs through May 19.

The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated scenes – some funny, some touching, some rueful – which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. The actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill as they portray a wide variety of characters. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.   Continue reading

Announcing Our 2018-19 Season

Los Alamos Little Theatre Announces our 2018-19 Season.

All performances take place at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nector St, in Los Alamos.  Additional information is available on our  2018-19 Season page.

September 14-29 2018Silent Sky, an historical drama by Lauren Gunderson, directed by John Cullinan

November 2-17 2018: Rumors, a farce by Neil Simon, directed by Patrick Webb

January 4-19 2019: Murder at the Lone Elm, an interactive murder mystery, written and directed by Miles Ledoux
Special performance New Years Eve, December 31

March 1-16 2019: Church & State, a timely drama, by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Patrick MacDonald

March 21-24 2019New Mexico AACTFest State Festival

May 3-18 2019: 8×10 Six, a short play festival produced by Kelli Guider and John Gustafson

Theater Weekend March 22-25

Join us for Theater Weekend March 22-25 with three local productions running! Come out and see a show, or two, or three …

Los Alamos Little Theatre – Secondary Cause of Death
Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:00pm Performing Arts Center

Los Alamos Light Opera – Guys & Dolls
Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sat 2:00pm Crossroads Bible Church

Los Alamos High School Olions – Putnam County Spelling Bee
Thurs/Fri 7:30pm LAHS Black Box

Rocky Horror Cancelled

The planned production of The Rocky Horror Show in September 2018 has been withdrawn by the production team.  Stay tuned for an announcement of the complete 2018-19 season, including September.

The Dining Room Cast

LALT’s May production The Dining Room, by A.R. Gurney,  has been cast.  Cast members are Tom Farish, Gwen Lewis, Tim Orcutt, Holly Robinson, Ian Forti-Landis, and Paige Ramsey.  This challenging play consts of a mosaic of vignettes set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household.  Each actor portrays 9-10 different characters, covering a wide variety of personalities and ages.  The production opens May 4th.

Reminder: Call for 2018-19 Show Proposals

The LALT Board continues to solicit show production proposals for its 2018-19 season.  Available slots are November 2018, and January, March, and May 2019.  Our September 2018 show will be the musical “The Rocky Horror Show.”  Proposals must be submitted electronically to proposals@lalt.org no later than Feb. 28, 2018.  Specifics of this call can be downloaded below.

LALT Call for 2018-19 Show Proposals

Coming Sept 18 – The Rocky Horror Show

A word from the Director … Not all drag is picture-perfect, not all virgins are young…

The freewheeling 1970s gave birth to Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show, a classic tale of an outsider who gains our sympathy, is overcome by insiders, yet leaves us all a bit wiser.  Little did we know that the ‘70s were a golden age of freedom – Baby Boomers delightedly explored beyond the boundaries of creativity, intellect, spontaneity, sexual- and gender-empowerment – that innocence is part and parcel of this naughty homage to Science Fiction B movies.

In keeping with that spirit of exploration and compassion, our rendition will feature cross-gender/age-inappropriate casting and a chorus who become the set à la Mummenschanz and Blue Man Group. Join us for ‘60s/‘70s fearlessness and fun.

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Auditions for The Dining Room

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces auditions for The Dining Room by A. R. Gurney, the final production of LALT’s 2017-18 season.

Auditions will take place 2:00 – 5:00 pm Sunday, February 4, and 6:30 – 9:30 pm Monday, February 5, at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street.

Auditioners are asked to prepare a short 1-2 minute monologue of their choice and will be asked to read scenes from the play. Copies of the script are available for check out at Mesa Public Library. The script calls for six adults (3 women and 3 men) who each portray approximately nine varied characters. The production dates are May 11-12, 18-20 & 25-26 and the show is directed by Cindy Hines.    Continue reading

TNM Spring Conference

Theatre New Mexico is delighted to invite you to the TNM 2018 Spring Conference March 9-11, hosted by the Community Players of Hobbs, Inc. in Hobbs, New Mexico
Most of our activities will take place at the Playhouse,
located at 1700 N. Grimes St.
CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Monologue Workshop and Competition
10 Minute Play Showcase
Workshops
Theatre Fun and Camaraderie
For more information visit the TNM website www.theatrenm.org

God Of Carnage Opens This Weekend

Los Alamos Little Theatre’s production of God Of Carnage, by Yasmina Reza, opens this weekend at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nector St. in Los Alamos. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm through January 27, along with a 2:00pm matinee on January 21.

God of Carnage is a comedy about manners … without the manners.  It opened on Broadway in 2009 and won the Tony award that year for Best Play.  In the play a playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

Tickets are available at CB Fox, online at Brown Paper Tickets, or at the door.   You can read the preview at the LA Daily Post and listen to our interview on KRSN.