Rogue Machine Theater Announces SHORTS AND SWEETS 8/7-8/22

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Rogue Machine Theater Announces SHORTS AND SWEETS 8/7-8/22

ROGUE MACHINE announces the run of SHORTS AND SWEETS, opening Friday, August 7th and running through August 22, 2009

This will be Rogue Machine's 2nd Off the Clock production: A late-night series of bold, taut, intoxicating theatrical concoctions for the artistically daring crowd. The West Coast premiere of Adam Rapp's BINGO WITH THE INDIANS launched this late night series in May 2009.

SHORTS AND SWEETS: Four world premiere one act plays with three servings of sweets. Exotic cookies and cupcakes (natural and delicious) served before the show, during intermission, and after the show (themed to the production). These one acts were chosen out of almost 90 submissions and will include:

"KEEPING PACE" by Robin Rothstein
directed by Andrew Block

"WEEDWHAKER TUESDAY" by Amanda Mauer
directed by Anne Bronston

"FREE" by Craig Pospisil
directed by Tucker Smallwood

"I HATE L.A." by John Pollono
directed by Andrew Block

When all the sane people have left after seeing a performance of STOP KISS or TREEFALL, Rogue Machine continues the fun. It's a night of decadence and delight and you can only catch it for three weeks.

Friday and Saturday nights at 10:30pm
August 7 - 22, 2009
ONLY $15!
Rogue Machine @ Theatre Theater - 5041 W Pico Blvd
BEER AND WINE BAR OPENS AT 10PM!
Buy tix at www.roguemachinetheatre.com or call (323) 960-7774

Produced by: Andrew Block, Amanda Mauer, Brennan Parks, Jennifer Riley
Featuring: Ron Bottitta, Philip Centanni, Rob Dodd, Kate Hollinshead, Cameron Jappe, Jenny Martin, David Mauer, Michael McBride, Melissa Paladino, David Paluck, John Pollono, Elain Rinehart, Jennifer Riley, Sharon Shayne, Becky Wu

SHORTS & SHWEETS runs August 7 - 22, 2009 at ROGUE MACHINE in Theatre Theater, 5041 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30pm. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling (323) 960-7774 or at www.roguemachinetheatre.com

ROGUE MACHINE is a collective of award winning entertainment veterans bringing a new and distinctive voice to Los Angeles theatre. This presentation of SHORTS & SWEETS is the 2nd production for ROGUE MACHINE'S ‘Off the Clock' late night series, which was launched in May 2009 with the West Coast premiere of Pulitzer Prize nominee Adam Rapp's BINGO WITH THE INDIANS. Attracting particular interest from an edgier/artistically daring crowd, this series is curated by Rogue Machine members Andrew Block and Brennan Parks, with plans to produce 3-4 pieces per season of exciting, actor-centric works that further showcase the talents of our company members and bring fresh work to a theatre-hungry audience. ROGUE MACHINE draws upon the diverse and extensive experience of its collective while creating high-quality productions by contemporary playwrights who specifically address our culture and time. The ROGUE MACHINE mission includes building a theatre of ideas and nurturing the development of plays from contemporary writers while manifesting issues, and consciousness. ROGUE MACHINE projects strongly emphasize new plays or plays new to Los Angeles.

John PerriN FLYNN (Producer/Artistic Director) most recently directed the critically acclaimed world premiere production of Henry Murray's TREEFALL, now playing at ROGUE MACHINE through September 6, 2009. He directed the award winning Los Angeles premiere of Rogue Machine's inaugural production, COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY by Jeffrey Hatcher. John 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. Executive producer and director of Lifetime's long running award winning series STRONG MEDICINE, John has produced two other series and 14 television movies or miniseries including the Emmy nominated BURDEN OF PROOF. He attended The London School of Music and Dramatic Art and has an MA degree in Theatre from Illinois State University.

ANDREW BLOCK (Director/Producer) has been active with Rogue Machine since its first production, Compleat Female Stage Beauty, where he was seen as Samuel Pepys. A native of New Orleans, he received his MFA from DePaul University in Chicago, his BFA from Adelphi University in NY, and spent some time in between running a high school theatre program in TX. Since landing in L.A. 4 years ago, he has been working in commercial, VO, film and TV. His Directing credits include DANCING AT LUGHNASA, 12th NIGHT, NOISES OFF, and CITY OF ANGELS.

BRENNAN PARKS (Producer) most recently served as associate producer on the world-premiere production of RAZORBACK at Rogue Machine Theatre, where he also served as assistant director of the company's inaugural production, COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY. In Chicago, Brennan directed the world-premiere of Brett Neveu's THE MEEK, at A Red Orchid Theatre. He was assistant director for LOST LAND, with John Malkovich, and INTIMATE APPAREL (Steppenwolf). Brennan also served as production dramaturg for the Jeff Award-winning FIORELLO! at Timeline Theatre and THE GOD OF HELL at The Next Theatre. He is currently working in post-production on IN TREATMENT and the new series HUNG both for HBO.

THE ENSEMBLE:

Ron Bottitta, Philip Centanni, Rob Dodd, Kate Hollinshead, Cameron Jappe, Jenny Martin, David Mauer, Michael McBride, Melissa Paladino, David Paluck, John Pollono, Elain Rinehart, Jennifer Riley, Sharon Shayne, Becky Wu

ROGUE MACHINE

in Theatre Theater

5041 Pico Boulevard

Los Angeles, California 90019

(West of La Brea)

Opening: August 7, 2009

Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30pm

Closing performance: Saturday August 22, 2009

How:

For reservations call: (323) 960-7774 or visit www.roguemachinetheatre.com

How Much:

Tickets are $15

DESCRIPTION: Four world premiere short plays with three servings of sweets. Exotic cookies and cupcakes (natural and delicious) served before the show, during intermission, and after the show (themed to the production). Upwardly mobile writers with an ongoing commitment to quality theatre bring laughs to the artistically daring late-nite audiences. These one acts were chosen out of almost 90 submissions.

 

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