London Frontier Theatre Company
LFTC's mission is to create/present exciting professional theatre, entertaining, emotionally & intellectually involving, with universal & local relevance. To aid area economy with tourism draw. To use resources of community –people, history, legend & setting- to create art, art to create community.
London Frontier has created & presentd an average of four original plays a year since making Magdalena its home in 1996, incorporating NM’s Hispanic/Anglo/Native-Amer. multi-culture in a wide variety of productions from original scripts, ensemble work, history, legend, & adaptations of literary & contemporary writings.
We maintain an innovative approach, including "serial" theatre; our popular "Lost Wife Creek" series (now in 12th episode) set in Depression-era SW NM, was featured in New Mexico Magazine & reviewed as, "Hilarious, nostalgic, historic, thoroughly enjoyable...with sure and true ensemble acting." We've transposed the 14th-C. Italian classic Decameron Tales to the 19th-C. West, adapted Western writers (Twain, Harte, Wister) for stage, created plays from improvisation, & combined legendary NM characters & Navajo dancers in a Southwestern Christmas/Solstice story.
Recently we ventured into multi-media (stage+video+music) productions; latest, THE BALLAD OF BABE & BEAU, received the accolade: "a splendid multimedia production in which film, sound and acting meld together to further the poignant story.” LFTC's ensemble - augmented by additional actors/crew (Hispanic/Anglo/Native Amer, ages 6-72)- has grown in artistic achievement as well as audience (statewide +) attendance, in 14 years & more than 50 productions.
Now reorganizing to fund more sustainable operation & payment on historic WPA venue, we hope to soon offer more & ever-better theatre.