September 14-29 2018: Silent Sky, by Lauren Gunderson, directed by John Cullinan
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them.
November 2-17 2018: Rumors, by Neil Simon, directed by Patrick Webb
Four couples are at the townhouse of the deputy New York City mayor and his wife to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. The party never gets started though, because the host has shot himself in the ear and his wife is missing. His lawyer attempts a cover-up, and as more guests arrive his attempts to keep the lid on the night’s events gets more and more desperate. Characters zip on and off stage as they get more and more confounded by the cover up. And, just when you think things are back under control the police show up…
January 4-19 2019: Murder at the Lone Elm, written and directed by Miles Ledoux
Special performance New Years Eve, December 31
One night at a remote hotel called the Lone Elm Inn, a young man falls down a flight
of stairs to his death. The hotel’s head of security, Dana Hunt, suspects foul play. She rounds up eight suspects who were seen nearby at the time of the murder. In this interactive murder mystery presented as “dessert theater” the audience works with Dana to question suspects, pursue leads, follow twists and turns, and ultimately solve the mystery. All while enjoying tasty desserts!
March 1-16 2019: Church & State, by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Patrick MacDonald
Three days before his bid for reelection, in the wake of a school shooting in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, a Republican U.S. senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that gets leaked on “the Twitter,” calling into question the senator’s stance on guns and God. As his devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try to contain the damage, this look at how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting.
March 21-24 2019: New Mexico AACTFest State Festival
Los Alamos Little Theatre, in conjunction with Theatre New Mexico, will host the 2019 state-level festival for the American Association of Community Theatres. AACT’s theatre festivals are part of a multi-year process that culminates in a national festival, held in odd-numbered years. Community theatres from AACT’s 10 regions enter productions for adjudication and advancement from state to regional to national level. AACTFest is thus a celebration of theatre and a learning experience for those who take part.
May 3-18 2019: 8×10 Six, produced by Kelli Guider and John Gustafson
Los Alamos Little Theatre presents its sixth short play festival with eight new ~ten minute plays directed by eight different directors. Be on the look out for our solicitation for both scripts and directors.