LALT Announces Upcoming Readings

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Live theater readers slated for Nov. 13 and Nov. 25 are from left, Kelly Dojesji, Terry Beery and Holly Robinson. Photo Courtesy LALT


A  reading of The Glitter Girls, written by local Santa Fe playwright Mark Dunn, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Los Alamos Little Theatre Green Room. The play is LALT’s March production.  It’s a Southern comedy with a strong ensemble dynamic.  It has seven strong female roles of varying ages but also includes three men.

The Glitter Girls are friends who have met for 16 years and who have been supported over the years by their grand dame, the owner of the local snood factory. She recently has sold it and wants to share some of the money with her “Girls” but wants to challenge them first to see who is most deserving. Secrets are revealed, and maybe a few cocktails are thrown into the hilarity. Think Steel Magnolias meets Survivor!  All are invited to come; light refreshments will be served!

Auditions are scheduled for Dec 7-8 at Los Alamos Little Theatre.

Also slated is free Live Theater play reading Nov. 13 at the White Rock Senior Center (next to the cafeteria) and Nov.  25 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center (downstairs) both at 12:45 PM. See The Explaining Room, by Taos playwright Helen Rynaski, and learn what it’s like immediately after death. This clever and amusing short play explores the unexpected connection between two recently departed women in a somewhat unanticipated arena.

Featuring Terry Beery and Holly Robinson Nov. 13 and Kelly Dolesji Nov. 25 and directed by Pat Beck, the readings are part of an ongoing partnership among the Senior Centers, Los Alamos Little Theatre, and playwright Robert Benjamin to bring live theater in enjoyable snippets every few months to the senior community.

The readings are intended not only to be entertaining, but also to spark conversation about issues relating to aging. Previous readings include Alignment, Final GiftFresh OutSwervingSmiles, and Too Soon, by Benjamin; Gardening Hotline, by Mark Dunn; and Mayor’s Advisory Board, by Jody Shepard. Playwright Rynaski plans to attend at least one of the performances.