Los Alamos Little Theatre announces a play reading for the final production of LALT’s 2017-18 season, The Dining Room by A. R. Gurney.
The reading will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16. We will meet in the green room of the theatre located at 1670 Nector Street in Los Alamos.
The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to- do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated scenes – some funny, some touching, some rueful – which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: The upper-middle- class WASP. The actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics, a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother’s infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn’t recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage in shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.
The script calls for six adults (3 women and 3 men) who each portray approximately nine varied characters. The production dates are May 11-12, 18-20 & 25-26 and the show is directed by Cindy Hines. For more information, you can email Cindy at email@example.com.