Local Playwrights’ Work To Be Presented During Theatre Walk In Santa Fe Saturday

The cast of ‘Red Licorice’ rehearse the play, which will be performed during Theatre Walk Saturday in Santa Fe. Photo by John Gustafson

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Los Alamos will be well represented Saturday during the Theatre Walk Santa Fe 2019, an afternoon of live theater at the Rufina Arts District, Santa Fe.

Theatre Walk Santa Fe offers 11 venues and 22 companies presenting short plays.  For a $5 ticket, patrons can wander among the various venues to take in a variety of performances. Children younger than 12 are admitted free.

The play “Red Licorice”, written by local playwright, John Gustafson, is Los Alamos Little Theatre’s contribution to Theatre Walk Santa Fe. It was part of LALT’s evening of short plays performed in May, and concerns two park visitors seeking their family who encounter an earnest park volunteer perplexed about the licorice they have left on the ground. Cast members are Terry Beery, Eric Bjorklund and Cassandra Bowman. Linda Taylor directs the play.

Performances of “Red Licorice” will be performed 12:30-4:30 p.m. The venue will be “The Tent” next to the Swan Theatre (formerly Adobe Rose) at 1213 Parkway Dr.

Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin will have two short plays performed at Teatro Paraguas, 3201 Calle Marie.  His play “Smiles”, a comedy about old age, homework and wrinkles, will be presented at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.  The play features Amelia Dolejsi and Jake Turin and was performed at Los Alamos Senior Centers and Libraries earlier this year. “Smiles” will also be produced in the Benchwarmers Short-Play Festival at the Santa Fe Playhouse in November.

Benjamin’s play “Plots”, featuring Jody Shepard and Tomás Farish, presents two older newlyweds at the grave of the man’s first wife as they make an awkward, explosive discovery. It also will perform at 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in Teatro Paraguas.

This will be the third incarnation of Theatre Walk Santa Fe.  The venues are all in easy walking distance of one another in the Rufina Arts District.

A map and complete listing of plays, showtimes and companies is available at theatresantafe.org/walk.

Theatre Walk is produced by Theatre Santa Fe, a 501(c)3 arts organization created to celebrate and promote live theatre in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico.