Neil Simon’s Last Play, ‘Rose’s Dilemma’, Opens Friday At Los Alamos Little Theater



Rose Steiner needs to write another best-seller to stay out of the poor house, but she has been suffering from writer’s block for five years, ever since her lover, famous author Walsh McLaren, passed away. Well, literally but not figuratively, Walsh visits Rose nightly for chats and noisy sex. The noise doesn’t go down well with Rose’s live-in assistant Arlene, and Walsh decides it’s time for him to disappear forever. Before he goes, tho, suggests that Rose complete his unfinished novel with the help of a “ghost” writer who happens to live nearby. 

The fantasy element and the use of celebrity characters set in motion a touching and unpredictable romantic comedy by America’s premier Pulitzer Prize-winning comic playwright, screenwriter and author. Neil Simon wrote more than 30 plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, mostly adaptations of his plays. He received more combined Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer. 

Rose’s Dilemma is played by Suzy Kroesche (Rose), Thomas Graves (Walsh), Megan Pimentel (Arlene), and Michael Adkins (Gavin Clancy). The comedy is Jim Sicilian’s 7th directorial outing at LALT. Jim says, “I’m thrilled to work with these big talents. They are thriving and having a great time doing it!” 

The play runs three weekends on Friday and Saturday nights, with a Sunday matinée on November 17th. Tickets are available at CB Fox,, or at the door. Come one, come all, and enjoy the laughs! 

WHO: Los Alamos Little Theater WHAT: Rose’s Dilemma, by Neil Simon
WHEN: Nov. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar
TICKETS: CB Fox,, or at the door
FURTHER INFO: Gracie Cainelli, producer and Produced by arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.