LALT’s 2022-23 Season

September 2022: The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodson Burnet, Stage Adaptation by Mimi Adams. Directed by Mimi Adams.   Mary Lennox is born in India to wealthy British parents. After her parents die of cholera, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle. She soon meets her sickly cousin and a village boy named Dickon. The three children find a wondrous secret garden lost in the grounds of Misselthwaite Manor.

November 2022: Clue: On Stage, by Sandy Ruskin. Adapted from the Paramount Pictures film written by Jonathan Lynn and the board game from Hasbro, Inc. Directed by Wendy Caldwell Lanchier.  It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.

January 2023: 8x10s Seven come Eleven, produced by John Gustafson.  The seventh edition of LALT’s short play festival. Eight  ten-minute plays with eight different directors: Terry Beery, Fred Berl, Kelly Dolejsi, Beth Harrison, Abresha Ibraimi, Megan Pimental, Valerie Lewandsky/Jazmine Torres, and  Seona Zimmerman.

March 2023: The Mystery of Irma Vep, by Charles Ludlam. directed by Gwen Lewis.The definitive spoof of Gothic melodramas, The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful, is a quick change marathon in which two actors play all the roles—the saucy maid, the leering manservant, the haunted lord, his timid new wife, the murderous monster, the Egyptian guide, the ancient goddess and the mysterious Irma Vep—with some 35 costume changes in the course of two hours. Ludlam parodies at least a dozen literary and cinematic paragons, including Joyce, Wilde, Poe and Ibsen (the play steals its opening lines directly from Ghosts), classic horror movies, Gaslight, Wuthering Heights, Gothic novels and the movie Rebecca, which provides the basic plot points.

May 2023:  to be announced