Patricia Beck (Althea), left, and Gwen Lewis (Maddy) portray their characters from “Van Choc Straw,” during a recent Rotary Club meeting. Photo by Bonnie J Gordon/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos Little Theatre’s production of Van Choc Straw, written by Mark Dunn and directed by Mimi Adams, was one of two plays selected over the weekend to represent New Mexico at the regional competition of the American Association of Community Theatre next month in Lafayette, La.
In addition, Van Choc Straw cast members Patricia Beck and Gwen Lewis received special certificates recognizing their “outstanding achievement in acting” for their performances during the competition.
LALT hosted the 2013 AACT Fest competition in conjunction with Theatre New Mexico. Theatre companies from Las Vegas, Sandia Park, Hobbs and Ruidoso, as well as Los Alamos, participated in the New Mexico AACTFest.
In addition to the play performances, AACTFest featured a monologue competition. LALT members Mimi Adams, Iain May and Patrick MacDonald were among the six finalists, and MacDonald was selected from among the finalists as the top monologue performance.
The other play selected for regionals was The Last Act is a Solo by Robert Anderson, presented by the Sandia Performing Arts Company and directed by former LALT stalwart Dick Danforth.