Rogue Machine Extends Enda Walsh's THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM thru 9/2
Rogue Machine is extending Enda Walsh's THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM. Beginning August 10th and running 8pm Fridays, 5pm Saturdays, 7pm Sundays, and 8pm Mondays, the show will now close on September 2nd with a 3pm and 7pm show on that Sunday only.
Note: no performances July 30th through August 9th, or August 26 & 27th.
Enda Walsh, recently honored with eight Tony Awards for Once, now has his work The New Electric Ballroom garnering rave reviews, and continuing its run at award winning Rogue Machine Theatre in Los Angeles.
Rogue Machine has garnered BEST PRODUCTION Awards, two season's in a row, most recently from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, and Garland for Small Engine Repair by John Pollono (2010 for Four Places by Joel Drake Johnson). Returning this season with the West Coast premiere (now LA Times Critic's Choice) of Where The Great Ones Run by Mark Roberts, the company is also running a late night offering of House, by Daniel MacIvor (more info here). Hailed as the heir to Beckett and Pinter, Enda Walsh is a must-know playwright.
Three sisters trapped by the past, the future, and each other. In a remote fishing village on the west coast in Ireland, Breda, Clara, and Ada are haunted with days gone by at The New Electric Ballroom. They relive the time their dreams were crushed. Can love rescue one of them?
Enda Walsh (Playwright) gained international attention when he won both the George Devine Award and the Stewart Parker Award in 1997 with his play Disco Pigs. In 2007 and 2008 Enda won Fringe First Awards at two consecutive Edinburgh Festivals for his plays The Walworth Farce and The New Electric Ballroom. The former led the Guardian to name him "one of the most dazzling wordsmiths of Contemporary Theatre." His other plays include Penelope, Bedbound, The Ginger Ale Boy, Sucking Dublin,Misterman, The Small Things, Pondlife Angels, Chatroom, and Delirium. Since his initial success as a playwright, Enda has gone on to write for the screen. His 2008 biopic, Hunger, told the story of the final days of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands, and won a host of awards, including the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Heartbeat Award at the Dinard International Film Festival. It was nominated for seven BIFAs (including Best Screenplay), six British Film and Television Awards (including Best Screenplay and Best Independent Film) and BAFTA's Outstanding British Film Award 2009. Enda Walsh has since adapted his stage play, Chatroom, for the big screen.
John PerriN FLYNN (Director) is responsible for launching the WORLD PREMIERE production of John Pollono's hit play Small Engine Repair (BEST PRODUCTION-Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, and Garland Awards) and the Los Angeles premiere of David Harrower's Blackbird. Both productions garnered numerous awards. He is Rogue Machine's founding Artistic Director and has been the Executive Producer of all four successful seasons, garnering the LA Weekly Career Achievement Award in 2012. John recently directed the critically acclaimed Los Angeles premiere of THE SUNSET LIMITED, (CRITIC'S CHOICE-LA Times; GO – LA Weekly, CRITIC'S PICK-Backstage, Ovation RECOMMENDED) which ran for six months. He directed the award winning World Premiere of Henry Murray's Treefall (now with 4 productions regionally, published by the Dramatist Play Service in 2010), Monkey Adored, and the critically acclaimed Los Angeles premiere of Rogue Machine's inaugural production, Compleat Female Stage Beauty, by Jeffrey Hatcher. He helmed the Craig Lucas' hit Small Tragedies at The Odyssey Theatre and the world premiere of John Pollono's Lost and Found at The Lounge Theatre. John was the Executive Producer and director of Lifetime's long running award winning series Strong Medicine, has produced two other series and 14 television movies or miniseries including the Emmy nominated Burden of Proof.