Los Alamos Little Theatre will perform “8x10s’ Fifth Symphony” Nov. 6-21. This will be LALT’s fifth venture into the short-play format, featuring eight plays each about 10-minutes long.
One of the plays is “Time After Time,” written by Gary Dontzig, an Emmy Award-winning writer who resides in Tesuque. Asked to describe this play, Donzig offered, “Is time linear? Circular? Vertical? I’m not a scientist. I have no idea. But I loved Rod Serling’s ‘Twilight Zone’ and this is my homage to a childhood favorite.”
The play features two couples, played by Pat Beck, Dick Cooper, Jes Peach and Patrick Webb, who have a seemingly random encounter in a park and discover a surprising connection.
“The uniqueness of this play’s love story fit with my own adoration of romantic tales,” Director Beth Wysocki said. “I fell in love with the plot, the characters and the overall theme of the play, and wanted to direct this play so everyone can feel the same emotions I felt.”
Wysocki, a student at Los Alamos High School, is a first-time director at LALT. She has previously helped with make-up and stage management at other LALT productions.
“The 8×10 short-play format is a great opportunity for people who want to get involved in theater for the first time or to try on new aspects of producing a show,” said co-producer Kelli Guider, herself a first-time producer.
“8×10’s Fifth Symphony” will perform at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 6-21. A 2 p.m. matinee is Sunday, Nov. 15.
Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets, CB FOX or at the door. For more information, visit www.lalt.org.