Blithe Spirit Play Reading & Auditions


Los Alamos Little Theatre announces a play reading and open auditions for its May 2022 production of Noel Coward’s classic comedy Blithe Spirit. The play will be directed by Gwen Lewis and produced by Terry Beery.

The play reading will be held on Wednesday February 9th at 7:00 pm at the Performing Arts Center, located at 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos. The public is invited.

Auditions will be held Friday February 11th at 7:00 pm and Saturday February 12th at 2:00 pm at the Performing Arts Center. Actors who are interested, but unable to attend either audition session, can contact the director Gwen Lewis at glewis0@comcast.net to make alternate arrangements.

Actors are asked to prepare a short ~1-2 minute monologue for the auditions showcasing their talents. The monologue does not have to be memorized. The audition will also include readings from Blithe Spirit. A copy of the script can be downloaded here: [script] Suggested monologues can be downloaded here: [monologues]

Masks are currently required in the Performing Arts Center. Actors who are cast will need to provide proof of Covid vaccination.

Synopsis: A skeptical novelist, Charles Condomine, invites a self-proclaimed medium, Madame Arcati, to his home for a séance; hoping to gather material for a new book. When the hapless psychic accidentally summons the spirit of Condomine’s late wife, Elvira, his home and life are quickly turned into a shambles as his wife’s ghost torments both him and his new bride.   Characters: 5 women, 2 men

Charles Condomine is a wealthy, successful novelist. In order to learn about the occult, the subject of his next book, he invites an eccentric medium to conduct a séance at his quiet country home in Kent.

Ruth Condomine is Charles’s second wife. She is charming, strong willed and obsessively curious about her husband’s relationship with his deceased first wife, Elvira.

Elvira is Charles Condomine’s deceased first wife. Flirtatious, conniving and catty, she uses every trick in the book to disrupt Charles’s current marriage and torment Ruth because she wants Charles all to herself.

Madame Arcati , the psychic, is the guest of honor at the Condomine’s country home. Eccentric, effusive and boisterous. (Physical comedy required.)

Edith is the Condomine’s new maid. She is nervous and tears around at break-neck speed trying to do things right and make a good impression.

Dr. George Bradman is a good friend of the Condomines. He is entirely skeptical of anything to do with the occult, but tries his utmost to go along with the proceedings for the sake of Charles’s research.

Violet Bradman is Dr. Bradman’s wife. Simple and naive, she is quite excited about being in the presence of the medium, whom she finds fascinating.

Playreading & Auditions for The Viewing Room

A playreading for LALT’s March 2022 production, The Viewing Room: A Full Length Comedy!, will be held on Thursday December 9th at 6pm in the Green Room.

Auditions are scheduled for Saturday December 11th at 2pm, and by appointment, and will consist of readings from the script. Actors may also prepare a 1-2 minute monologue (does not have to be memorized) that shows emotional range and/or comedic timing.

Please contact director Wendy Caldwell Lanchier (wendykcaldwell@gmail.com) with additional questions or to request an alternate audition appointment.

This heartfelt comedy centers on the recently deceased Chester Dumbrosky, who “awakens” in the viewing room of a funeral home as his dysfunctional family prepares to say goodbye. The cast of 8 includes Chester, his wife Florence, their five children (Matthew, Steven, Patti, Debby, and Chet Jr.), and the funeral home director Jay. Adults of all ages are invited to audition. Exceptional high school students may be considered for assistant director and/or stage crew positions.

Per the director’s rules, ALL CAST AND CREW MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED before rehearsals begin (boosters strongly encouraged and may be required before showtime). Per current state regulations, masks must be worn inside the PAC at all times.

Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar, Los Alamos, NM

Evening of Arts and Culture – Oct 22

Los Alamos Little Theatre will be participating in the 2021 Evening of Arts and Culture. The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Arts Council and is scheduled for Friday, October 22, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, within the Creative District of Los Alamos.  This year’s theme is “Talent in Our Town.”

More information and the schedule of events can be found on the LAAC website at:
https://losalamosartscouncil.org/eveningartsculture/

Auditions August 29 & 30

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces auditions for its November show Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight by Peter Ackerman.  Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 29 at 5 pm and Monday, August 30 at 6 pm when director Jessica Cowan, along with Linda Taylor and Beth Harrison, will hold auditions for this adult (over 18), contemporary sex farce. This naughty comedy is about three frisky couples and hilarious slips of the tongue that cross a very bright yellow line. This begins a breakdown in communication leading to even more laughable misunderstandings all taking place in the bedroom after midnight. This play explores what it is to be young and the very bad decisions made when it comes to sex and the bedroom.

Auditions will be held at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

Masks are required for all persons inside the
Performing Arts Center.

Play Reading Sun Aug 8

On Sunday, August 8 at 5pm, Los Alamos Little Theatre hosts the reading of: things you shouldn’t say past midnight: a comedy in three beds by Peter Ackerman. This play will be presented in November 2021.  Due to explicit language the reading is open to all over 18 who want to read, listen, and meet fellow theater lovers. Light snacks will be served. Please wear your mask.