May 13th Only
Celebrate Mother’s Day with this romance in letters, a nominee for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Andrew and Melissa are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through boarding school and college years. While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, and gets involved in politics. Meanwhile, Melissa faces increasing difficulties in her life. By the end of the play, it is clear how much they really mean to each other and have given to each other over the years. Love Letters, a unique and imaginative theatre piece, is evocative, touching, and funny
July 15 - 16th
Join LCT for a staged reading of Doubt, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, principal of a Catholic school in the Bronx in 1964, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects Father Flynn, a beloved and progressive teacher, of improper relations with one of the male students. This is a gripping story of suspicion cast on a priest’s behavior that is less about scandal than about fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty… and doubt.
September 22-23, October 6-7 and October 13-14.
Welcome to Wally’s Café for LCT’s 2017 Dinner Theater! This very touching comedy is about Wally and his wife Louise, who buy a café in 1940 on the wrong side of the road that goes to Las Vegas, and their one waitress, Janet, who arrives as their first customer, a starstruck Midwestern girl hitchhiking her way to Hollywood. As the next forty years go by, we see their hopes, dreams, disappointments and achievements. This dinner theater production of Wally’s Café will feature a menu of days gone by, including Wally’s famous pot roast! Make your reservations now!
November 30 - December 3
Please join LCT as we celebrate the holidays with this one-act play and other holiday festivities. The Ho Ho Hotline has been installed in a retirement home so that children can talk to Santa or Mrs. Claus. Meanwhile, young Jensie has broken into the phone company’s database to find the address and she comes in search of Santa Claus. Instead, she finds Aaron Lefkowitz who, despite being Jewish, insists he is Santa Lefkowitz because “who else would work on Christmas?” In the short time these two spend together, an old man’s lost imagination is rekindled and a unique humor bridges a gap of many years. The audience will laugh and cry and live with a very special pair who find each other at this most special season of the year.
Thanks to everyone who came to see LCT’s staged reading of John Patrick Shanley’s drama “Doubt,” directed by Marian C. Stave. We are especially grateful to William Koseluk for sponsoring this production. If you would be interested in sponsoring a future play or staged reading, please contact us at 735-2281.
Next up is our dinner theater run of “Wally’s Café” by Sam Bodrick and Ron Clark, directed by Anne Ramsey. The show opens at the Mission Club on September 22 and runs through October 14. (Note that the originally scheduled performances on Aug. 26 & Sept. 9 were cancelled due to cast availability and replaced with the Oct. 13 & 14 dates).
“An Implausible Claus” by Nikki Harmon, directed by Chris Jeszeck, will be our holiday show at Stone Pine Hall at the end of the year. Please join us for these events as we celebrate keeping theater LIVE in Lompoc since 1973!