Rogue Machine Premieres LOST GIRLS, Now thru 11/4
Winning upwards of 50 awards (including Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, Garland andBEST PRODUCTION two years in a row), Rogue Machine announces the World Premiere staging of John Pollono's new play (the guy who brought you multi-award winning Small Engine Repair), Lost Girls.
When their seventeen-year-old daughter goes missing during a winter blizzard, former high school lovers are forced to confront their tragic history. A hard-hitting working class drama about people struggling to redefine family.
John Pollono (Playwright) created and starred in the multi-award winning Small Engine Repair (Best Production Garland, LA Weekly, LA Critic's Circle, Ovations), which made its World Premiere at Rogue Machine and opens Off-Broadway this fall at MCC Theatre. His first play,Lost and Found, was directed by John Perrin Flynn in 2006 and had an award-winning run in the 2010 NYC Fringe Festival. John's playRazorback premiered at Rogue Machine in 2008. He recently wrote and starred in the webseries Sex & Marriage, premiering this fall on Justin Lin's YOMYOMF network. He has a recurring role in Frank Darabont's Mob City and has been seen on Grey's Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, and Major Crimes.
"The struggle of America's working class sometimes gets short shrift in pop culture--either represented as generic American Heroes, or as struggling simpletons who need to be saved. But the reality is much more interesting and it is through the specificity of portraying the working class as they really are, flawed, triumphant and human, that we can achieve something much more truthful and universal," says John Pollono; Playwright
LOST GIRLS opens tonight, September 14th and runs at 5pm Saturdays, 7pm Sundays, and 8pm Mondays through November 4, 2013 (no performances on Monday Sept 23rd or Oct 21st due to Rant & Rave). 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, including the sell out (LA Times - CRITIC'S CHOICE) productions of Dying City and One Night In Miami. 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 Boiseby Samuel D. Hunter (all named - LA Times CRITIC'S CHOICE). John received the LA Weekly Career Achievement Award in 2012. He 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. John directed the award winning World Premiere of Henry Murray'sTreefall (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. He 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.
Rob Mersola (Producer) is a playwright, director and producer. His award winning play Dirty Filthy Love Story (LA Times - CRITIC'S CHOICE, Ovation Recommended, 3 LA Weekly Award noms) premiered at Rogue Machine last season with critical acclaim. Rob's playBackseats & Bathroom Stalls (AKA Love Sucks), played at the Lyric-Hyperion Theatre and the Coast Playhouse (2009-2011) to rave reviews and sold-out houses. Several of his plays have been produced in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Rob's work has been performed at the world famous Aspen Comedy Festival, LA's Improv Olympic, among others. He has written for the Comedy Central Space and has a story optioned for a major motion picture.
ROGUE MACHINE THEATRE (BEST PRODUCTION two years in a row - Ovation, LADCC, and upwards of 50 awards) is 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.