Rogue Machine's THE SUNSET LIMITED Extended Through, 3/27
Multi-award winning writer Cormac McCarthy is having a successful run for his play THE SUNSET LIMITED (CRITIC'S CHOICE-LA Times; GO-LA Weekly, CRITIC'S PICK-Backstage, RECOMMENDED-Ovation ) presented for the first time in Los Angeles, as part of Rogue Machine's 2010/11 season. Set in a subway tenement apartment of the ex-con, Black, who has forcibly prevented the college professor, White, from casting himself in the path of an on-rushing subway train. Black keeps White a virtual prisoner while he probes the roots of White's suicide attempt. Black is no stranger to the violence of human nature, but his life has changed drastically since a near death experience.
CORMAC McCARTHY (playwright) received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road. His 2005 novel No Country for Old Men was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. He received a National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award for his 1992 novel, All the Pretty Horses. His previous novel, Blood Meridian, (1985) was among Time Magazine's poll of 100 best English-language books published between 1923 and 2005 and placed joint runner-up in a poll taken in 2006 by The New York Times of the best American fiction published in the last 25 years. Literary critic Harold Bloom namEd McCarthy as one of the four major American novelists of his time, along with Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon and Philip Roth, calling Blood Meridian "the greatest single book since Faulkner's As I Lay Dying." In 2010 the London Times ranked The Road first on its list of the 100 best fiction and non-fiction books of the past 10 years.
John PerriN FLYNN (Director) directed the multi-award winning World Premiere of Henry Murray's Treefall (now being produced regionally and published by the Dramatist Play Service in 2010) last season, and the critically acclaimed Los Angeles premiere of Rogue Machine's inaugural production Compleat Female Stage Beauty. 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 is Rogue Machine's founding Artistic Director and has been the Executive Producer of all three successful seasons. 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. He attended The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and has a MA degree in Theatre from Illinois State University.
MATTHEW ELKINS (Producing Director) produced the WORLD PREMIERE of Yard Sale Signs (still running at RMT), the LA Premiere ofStop Kiss (co-director)and the inaugural award winning production of Compleat Female Stage Beauty at Rogue Machine. Matthew directed Milk Milk Lemonade for Rogue Machine's Off-The-Clock late night series which became so popular that it extended into a prime time slot for several weeks this season. Recent acting credits: A Chorus of Disapproval (Odyssey Theatre); Happy End, The Turn of the Screw (Pacific Resident Theatre); and NBC's ER.
ROGUE MACHINE just won an Ovation Award for their staging of Joel Drake Johnson's FOUR PLACES. The company presents plays that are new to Los Angeles. Since 2008 this has included 2 Los Angeles Premiere (COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY, and STOP KISS) 5 West Coast Premiere (FOUR PLACES, MilkMilkLemonade, AMERICAN DEAD, BINGO WITH THE INDIANS, and HALF OF PLENTY), and 3 World Premiere productions YARD SALE SIGNS, RAZORBACK, and the multi-award winning production of Henry Murray's TREEFALL, now published by Dramatist Play Services). The company 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.
Ron Bottitta (White) struck fear into the hearts of audiences (as Leftie) in Rogue Machine's world premiere production of Razorback last season. Selected NY credits: NYSF/ Public Theatre, Barrow Group, Irish Rep. Irish Arts Ctr. Films include: Alice In Wonderland, A Christmas Carol , National Treasure II, Book of Secrets, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Dead Man's Chest, The Prestige, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and In Good Company. Selected TV credits: ER, Lost, Heartland, Jericho, Alias, The Shield, and Boston Public. In LA, his stage credits include: Shel Silverstein's Uncensored, How The Other Half Loves, O'Neill's Ghosts, , The Art of Success (Odyssey), The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui (Strasberg), and Brighton Beach Scumbags (Lillian).
Tucker Smallwood (Black) has worked on and off Broadway in more than 40 theatrical productions, including five plays at The Public Theater in New York and in regional productions across the country. In Los Angeles he has worked at the Mark Taper, the Met, Cast, Odyssey, and Rogue Machine Theaters. Tucker has appeared in more than 40 feature films (including Contact and The Cotton Club) and has guest starred in hundreds of hours of episodic television. He is an author, narrator, and an accomplished blues guitarist/singer.
Sunday, March 27, 2011 7:00pm
THE SUNSET LIMITED performances extended through March 27, 2011 running Saturdays at 5pm, Sundays at 7pm, and Mondays at 8pm (no performance on March 21st). ROGUE MACHINE in Theatre Theater is located at 5041 Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019. Tickets are $25-$29 and may be purchased by calling (323) 960-4424 or at www.roguemachinetheatre.com