Troupe will resume after hiatus at new home, the Depot Mall & Bar

Staff Report

As 2020 began, Los Alamos Theatre Group (LATG) received an extraordinary gift: a home in one of the town’s most historic structures, the nearly 150-year-old Depot Mall & Bar, a building that once housed the Los Alamos train station.

The building’s owners, Dan and Ana Thompson, long-time community boosters and fans of the theater group, knew LATG (then a nomadic troupe) was in need of a permanent venue. The deal was done on a handshake and no money was exchanged.

At the Thompsons’ expense, a large stage was built and seating was provided. The theater company wasn’t even asked to pay for water and power. It was a dream deal.

Now, after a 14-month pandemic delay, LATG will be back onstage for five performances of its new production “TRASH, A Courtroom Musical About A Very Untidy Death,” on July 2, 3, 9, 10 and 11. For tickets and information to see “TRASH,” visit

Established in November 2018, Los Alamos Theatre Group is a zero-profit assemblage of actors, musicians, technicians, carpenters, publicists and designers. It is a completely volunteer group, which donates all money from ticket sales to local nonprofit organizations. Over the past two years, that amount exceeded $12,000.

To date, the company has produced four original plays. They’ve done drama, mystery and comedy; and they’ve discovered more actors. The troupe has involved local businesses in supporting roles, and their audience is growing.

Local restaurant Plenty On Bell, located across the street from the LATG venue, will be among the eateries open nights during the run of the upcoming show, and will be offering special pre-theater dinners. Reservations are necessary, where accepted. Food and beverages will also be available at the Depot Bar.

LATG is also planning a fall production. Find LATG on Facebook: @losalamostheatregroup; and Instagram: @losalamos_theatregroup.