Annual Work Party Sat. Aug. 5

Save the date Sat. Aug 5. 9am-2pm for the annual LALT work party.

We will be doing both interior and exterior work to get the Performing Arts Center in shape for the 2017-18 season. And this year our 20 year agreement with the County to operate the PAC is up for renewal, so we need to get the building in as good shape and as de-cluttered as possible. Efforts will include winnowing our props and furniture collections.

New Play Staged Reading July 15

LALT will host a table reading of “The Glitter Girls,” a new script by
Santa Fe playwright Mark Dunn, at 6:30 pm Saturday, July 15, in the
Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street in Los Alamos.  Admission is free.

A table reading is a device playwrights use to experience a new play as
actors put in through its paces, in this case as they sit around a table
and read from the script. As such, this will not be an open reading but
rather will feature actors who have been recruited and assigned to the
various roles.     Continue reading

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.

Characters
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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