MCC's SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Begins Performances Tonight
MCC Theater begins performances today, October 30th, for the New York Premiere of John Pollono's celebrated Small Engine Repair, the comic thriller that premiered to rave reviews and sold-out audiences at L.A.'s Rogue Machine Theatre, where it won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Playwriting, among many other honors. Keegan Allen, James Badge Dale, playwright/actor John Pollono, and James Ransone star in the production directed by longtime MCC collaborator Jo Bonney (MCC's The Break of Noon, Fat Pig). Small Engine Repair at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) has its official opening night on November 20, 2013. For more info, please visit www.mcctheater.org.
In Small Engine Repair, former high school buddies Frank (Pollono), Swaino (Badge Dale) and Packie (Ransone)-now past their prime-meet off-hours one night in Frank's out-of-the-way repair shop under cloudy circumstances that only Frank seems to have a handle on. Enter Chad (Allen), a plugged-in preppy college jock, whose arrival ignites a long-simmering resentment that sets this taut, twisty, comic thriller on its breathless course.
Playwright John Pollono will appear in Small Engine Repair alongside "Pretty Little Liars" star Keegan Allen; film and television actor James Badge Dale of the international blockbuster World War Z and HBO's Emmy Award-winning miniseries The Pacific, among many others; and James Ransone, memorably of HBO's "The Wire" and currently seen in the AMC series "Low Winter Sun."
All performances of Small Engine Repair will offer $30 Under 30 seating, available two hours prior to each curtain, pending availability, for $30 for audience members 29 years old or younger on the day of the performance. Limited advanced $30 Under 30 seating is also offered online for each performance, with tickets available for pick-up at will call with valid ID including proof of age. One ticket per ID. No exceptions. Additionally, pending availability, $20 Student Rush tickets for full-time high school and college students can be purchased 20 minutes before curtain (cash only) with valid ID. General tickets are $69-$89 and are available by visiting www.mcctheater.org or calling 212-352-3101.
Content Warning: Small Engine Repair contains graphic language, strong sexual content, and adult situations. May not be appropriate for those under 17.
Small Engine Repair is part of the previously announced MCC Theater 2013-14 Season which also includes: the Broadway premiere of the Mary-Louise Parker-starrer The Snow Geese by MCC alum Sharr White, which is a co-production with Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) now playing through December 15, 2013 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre; the Off-Broadway premiere of Robert Askins' Hand to God, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel and starring Steven Boyer (Modern Terrorism, The Wolf of Wall Street), at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, beginning on February 20, 2014 with an official opening on March 11, 2014; and the North American premiere of Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike, directed by Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation), starring Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart, The Dark Knight) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre beginning May 21, 2014 with an official opening on June 9, 2014.