Rogue Machine Extends ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Through Sept 15
Rogue Machine continues with World Premiere of ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI... by Kemp Powers, extending through September 15, 2013, playing 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm on Sundays at ROGUE MACHINE, located at 5041 Pico Blvd., LA, Calif.
It is February 25, 1964. Cassius Clay has just defeated Sonny Liston to become heavyweight champion of the world. No celebration is planned, since no one thought he would actually win. No one, except his three not-yet-legendary friends...activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, and football player Jim Brown who throw a party for him in a small hotel. The next morning, Cassius makes an announcement that will shock the world. One Night In Miami... imagines what might have transpired on that very real, very fateful night in 1964. The civil rights struggle was ready to boil over and in less than a year, two of these friends would be dead. But on this night, the possibilities are endless.
ROGUE MACHINE THEATRE (BEST PRODUCTION two years in a row - Ovation, LADCC Awards) launched yet another World Premiere production, which opened in the second slot for SEASON 6. A collective of award-winning and prominent Los Angeles based directors, writers, designers, and actors, Rogue Machine believes theatre to be an integral part of community life, a sacred space where audiences gather to be challenged, inspired, entertained, and provoked. By nurturing and introducing new works, Rogue Machine engages this community with arts that create dialogue and resonate long after the curtain closes.
KEMP POWERS (Playwright) has been touted by critic's as "a writer to watch" for his "knockout" first play One Night In Miami. LA Progressive called the production simply one of the two best plays their reviewer had seen in years. Kemp is now developing a new play, The Two Reds, and his selection for publication in The Moth's first ever book of collected works, which will be released in September by Hyperion Books. His play One Night In Miami...received a 2012 public staged reading in New York at The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in Harlem as part of Classical Theatre of Harlem's "Future Classics" series. A writer, author and storyteller, Powers was the recipient of a Knight Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan in 2002. He regularly performs in the hit writer/performer theatre series Rant & Rave and the Peabody Award-winning storytelling series, The Moth.
Carl Cofield (Director) has worked at the Geffen Playhouse, Arena Stage, Berkeley Rep, McCarter, The Shakespeare Theater, The Alliance, Intiman and many others. Carl began his theatre career as an actor and appeared in The Acting Company's world premiere of Mud,River,Stone by Lynn Nottage. He was the youngest member of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival were he performed leading roles in many of Shakespeare's plays including Twelfth Night, Richard III, Troilus and Cressida, Comedy of Errors, and As You Like It. Carl was awarded a Shubert Fellowship to attend the MFA Directing Program at Columbia University. He performed in the Manhattan Theater Club production of Ruined, which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and toured the United States.
ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI... at 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm on Sundays through September 15, 2013. ROGUE MACHINE is located at 5041 Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019. Tickets are $30. Reservations: 855-585-5185 or at www.roguemachinetheatre.com.
John PerriN FLYNN (Artistic Director/Producer) is Rogue Machine's founding Artistic Director and has produced all 22 of the main stage productions. He directed last year's productions of The New Electric Ballroom by Enda Walsh, Three Views Of The Same Object by Henry Murray, and A Bright New Boise by Samuel D. Hunter (all-LA Times CRITIC'S CHOICE). He received the LA Weekly Career Achievement Award in 2012. John 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 (published by the Dramatist Play Service in 2010) as well as the critically acclaimed Los Angeles premiere of Rogue Machine's inaugural production, COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY, by Jeffrey Hatcher. 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 nominatedBURDEN OF PROOF.