Rider Strong Set for THE MORNING THE SUN FELL DOWN Reading Tonight, 7/26

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Rider Strong Set for THE MORNING THE SUN FELL DOWN Reading Tonight, 7/26

The Piece Project and Rogue Machine Theatre present an exclusive Los Angeles reading of Jonathan Caren's THE MORNING THE SUN FELL DOWN tonight, July 26, 2012 at 8pm. Founded by Devon Gummersall and Andrew Carlberg, THE PIECE PROJECT is a celebrity-based theater ensemble. Every two-three months, The Piece Project hosts a play reading to benefit a local Los Angeles theater company. Ian Forester will direct this reading of THE MORNING THE SUN FELL DOWN, which will feature Devon Gummersall, Winnie Holzman, Richard Schiff, Rider Strong and Jessica Stroup.

The founding ensemble consists of the following artists: Ed Asner (THE Mary Tyler Moore SHOW, UP), Wes Bentley (AMERICAN BEAUTY, THE HUNGER GAMES), Adam Brody (THE O.C., THANK YOU FOR SMOKING), Billy Burke (THE TWILIGHT SAGA), Andrew Carlberg (Producer), Johnny Clark (Vs. Theatre Company), Michelle Clunie (QUEER AS FOLK, MAKE IT OR BREAK IT), David Denman (THE OFFICE, BIG FISH), Devon Gummersall (STATE OF MIND, MY SO-CALLED LIFE), Elaine Hendrix (Joan of ArcADIA, ROMY AND MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION), Jon Huertas (CASTLE, GENERATION KILL), Tom Irwin (SAVING GRACE, MY SO-CALLED LIFE), Ron Klier (Vs. Theatre Company), Neil LaBute (THE SHAPE OF THINGS, NURSE BETTY), Sharon Lawrence (NYPD BLUE, GREY’S ANATOMY), Jenn Liu (PEDRO, TWO AND A HALF MEN), Larisa Oleynik (HAWAII FIVE-0, 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU), ERIK PALLADINO (ER, ANSWERS TO NOTHING), Jeremy Sisto (SUBURGATORY, SIX FEET UNDER), Amy Smart (CRANK, THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT), Lauren Stamile (GREY’S ANATOMY, BURN NOTICE), Rider Strong (BOY MEETS WORLD, CABIN FEVER), Tessa Thompson (FOR COLORED GIRLS, VERONICA MARS) and Vincent Ventresca (THE INVISIBLE MAN, FRIENDS).

ABOUT ROGUE MACHINE THEATRE:

Rogue Machine seeks to be a theatre of ideas and a theatre of imagination; a theatre which creates worlds which mirror and examine contemporary culture and current manifestations of conscience and consciousness. Ours will be a theatre that will be theatrical, complex and ambiguous, and absent of ideology. We will nurture new works and introduce works new to Los Angeles. We will engage the community with art that creates a dialogue and resonates with the audience after the curtain closes. Rogue Machine Theatre is the recipient of the 2011 and 2010 Ovation and L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best Production for SMALL ENGINE REPAIR and FOUR PLACES.

ABOUT Jonathan Caren:

Jonathan’s plays have been featured by The Manhattan Theater Club (Ernst C. Steifel 7@7 Reading Series ’11), The Ensemble Studio Theater (Octoberfest ’10), Ars Nova (Ant Fest ’10) and The Lark Development Center amongst others. His play THE RECOMMENDATION will premiere in 2012 at The Old Globe Theater in San Diego. FRIENDS IN TRANSIENT PLACES (Directed by Evan Cabnet) premiered during The Julliard School’s 2010 Playwrights’ Festival and his drama CATCH THE FISH (Directed by Kristin Hanggi) won most outstanding play in the 2007 New York Fringe Festival. He is a 2011-12 Dramatist Fuild Fellow, the 2011 New York Stage and Film Founder’s Award winner, a participant in the 2011 T.S. Eliot UK/US exchange, a winner of the LeComplte Du Nuoy prize from Lincoln Center, a Kennedy Center Finalist and winner of the Theater Publicus Prize for Dramatic Fiction. Jonathan is a member of Partial Comfort Productions and a prime member of E.S.T. He is a graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwright’s Program at The Julliard School and Vassar College.

ABOUT THE MORNING THE SUN FELL DOWN:

THE MORNING THE SUN FELL DOWN is an unwavering and unflinching look at the way people fill the holes in their lives. Brandon brings a friend back to his beautiful Santa Barbara home, only to find that the death of a troubled family member haunts the air, and has a profound and alarming effect on Brandon's parents. Both hilarious and tragic, THE MORNING THE SUN FELL DOWN offers insight into the dependencies we create in life. Is it better to have a damaged, destructive family, or no family at all?

THE MORNING THE SUN FELL DOWN will take place tonight, July 26, 2012 at 8pm. Admission is $20. All proceeds benefit Rogue Machine Theatre.

This reading will be held at Rogue Machine Theatre, located at 5041 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90019.

DETAILS FOR CALENDAR LISTINGS

What: THE MORNING THE SUN FELL DOWN

Playwright: Jonathan Caren

Directed by: Ian Forester

Produced by: The Piece Project and Rogue Machine Theatre

With: Devon Gummersall, Winnie Holzman, Richard Schiff, Rider Strong and Jessica Stroup

Rogue Machine Theatre is located at 5042 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019

Exclusive one-night engagement tonight, July 26, 2012 at 8pm

For reservations email: thepieceproject@gmail.com Admission is $20. All proceeds benefit Rogue Machine Theatre.

Description: THE PIECE PROJECT and ROGUE MACHINE THEATRE present an exclusive Los Angeles reading of Jonathan Caren's THE MORNING THE SUN FELL DOWN on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 8pm. Founded by Devon Gummersall and Andrew Carlberg, THE PIECE PROJECT is a celebrity-based theater ensemble. Every two-three months, The Piece Project hosts a play reading to benefit a local Los Angeles theater company. Ian Forester will direct this reading of THE MORNING THE SUN FELL DOWN, which will feature Devon Gummersall, Winnie Holzman, Richard Schiff, Rider Strong and Jessica Stroup. Amy Smart, Adam Brody, Wes Bentley, Neil LaBute, Ed Asner, Jeremy Sisto and Sharon Lawrence are among the 25 artists that make up the founding ensemble of The Piece Project.

 

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