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; at Nora’s Playhouse in NYC; and at the HRC Showcase Theatre in Hudson, NY.
La Fonda was named a Semi-finalist in the Premiere Stages Play Festival and a Semi-finalist in the Landing Theatre Company’s New American Voices Playwriting Festival.