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.

“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