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Saturday, April 27, 7:30 pm
HRC Showcase Theatre will present a staged reading of La Fonda, by Suzanne Trauth. It’s 1945 in the bar of the La Fonda Hotel, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, thirty miles from Los Alamos. People from the town meet to drink, gossip, and trade theories about the activity on the Hill, where the scientists of the Manhattan Project are developing the atom bomb. In the midst of the political turmoil, a young Los Alamos engineer falls in love and, torn by a battle between his patriotism and his conscience, is forced to confront a future that might threaten his family.
La Fonda was developed at Luna Stage and received public staged readings at the Jersey City Theatre Center, presented by Writers Theatre of New Jersey; at the Bickford Theatre presented by Luna Stage; and at Nora’s Playhouse in New York City. La Fonda was named a semi-finalist in the Premiere Stages Play Festival.
Playwright Suzanne Trauth describes herself as a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and non-fiction writer. While her accomplishments in each of these categories are substantial, her vast biography reveals that she has also been a producer, director, college faculty member, theatre coach, and performer. In her spare time she “. . . is thrilled to serve as a Celebrant performing wedding ceremonies for couples in the tri-state area.” She lives in Woodland Park, New Jersey.
HRC Showcase Theatre’s Artistic Director, Barbara Waldinger, will direct a cast consisting of Lora Lee Ecobelli, Jack Garrity, Jerry Greene, Richard Herron, and Norah Hogan. The narrator will be Mary Egan.