Rogue Machine to Present Five L.A. Premieres in 2017
Multi-award winning Rogue Machine Theatre (Best Production Award winner 2013, 2011 and 2010 - Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Ovation) is back for a new season in Los Angeles beginning March 4, 2017.
SEASON TEN main stage offerings will begin with the West Coast Premiere of Still Life, by Broadway playwright and Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman; On Your Feet), examining the causal link between life and death, ethics and success, art and redemption. Directed by Michael Peretzian, it will open at 8:30pm on March 4th. How do we endure loss and re-find the will to make something of our lives?
Performance will be at 8:30pm Saturdays and Mondays, 3pm on Sundays through April 23rd. Tickets are $40 at and can be reserved at /www.roguemachinetheatre.com. For more information call 855-585-5185.
Lorraine Hansberry's Les Blancs, directed by Gregg Daniels, will make its Los Angeles Premiere in late May. Hansberry considered this her most important play - This lost masterpiece had a celebrated revival by The National Theatre in 2016. A tale of exploding colonial tensions and lost fathers, Les Blancs reveals the impossible moral choices faced by individuals who must reconcile personal happiness with idealism. What happens when what we want and what we think is right is not what must be done?
I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, opens in the summer. This West Coast Premiereis a dark, exhilarating, toxic, and very funny new play. It pulls the audience into the middle of a deeply complicated relationship and sheds a disturbing new light on the eternal struggles of parents and children to find common ground in a world where success and greed are the cultures touch points. Is it a winner-take-all world?
Daytona by Oliver Cotton, directed by Elina DeSantos, opens in late September, an American Premiere. Witty and alternately haunting, Daytona is a love story about three people who find themselves in crisis when the long-buried past returns to disturb the fragile lives they have constructed to survive. How do we forgive ourselves, and others, while living with what we have done?
Bled for the Household Truth by Ruth Fowler, directed by Cameron Watson, will open in the Fall. A World Premiere, Fowler is a radical writer who first came to media attention after writing several articles for The Village Voice as "Mimi." She chronicled her life as a stripper in Manhattan while attempting to obtain a work visa. Bled is a study of modern alienation, about how difficult it has become for young Americans to trust in a broken cynical world that both forces and promotes "Me first." Will compassion no longer redeem us?
Ticketing information will be announced shortly, and will be available by visiting www.roguemachinetheatre.com.
"It struck me that each of these plays examines a crisis of personal ethics - Is compassion foolish? Is winning the only measure of a life? Can we no longer forgive? Are we justified in acting against our conscience for a better good? How do we choose what our lives should be? - John Perrin Flynn (Artistic Director)
Rogue Machine Theatre ("Best Production" three years - Ovation, LADCC Awards) presents plays that are new to Los Angeles. Winner of the American Theatre Wing's 2014 National Theatre Company Grant, given only to 12 theatre companies in the country, the company has garnered recognition for their work in upwards of 75 awards and nominations, including the Polly Warfield Award for Excellent Season in Small to MidSize Theater, funded by the Nederlander Organization, and BEST PRODUCTION Awards from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, and Garland voters. After Rogue Machine introduced Los Angeles to the world premiere of Small Engine Repair by John Pollono, it became a critical and box office hit Off-Broadway in 2013 and has been published by Dramatists Play Service. In Los Angeles, it garnered LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Best Production - Intimate Theater, Best Direction, Best Ensemble, Backstage Garland Awards: Best Production, Writing, Ensemble. Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Best Production, Best Writing, and Best Direction, LA Weekly Awards for Best Production, Playwriting, LA Times CRITICS' CHOICE, LA Weekly "GO", Ovation Recommended, Top 10 LA Theatre experiences, and was a Bitter Lemons Top Rated Show in 2011. One Night In Miami... by Kemp Powers (winner of the LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Production) became Baltimore Center Stage's best-selling production in their 52-year history and had a sold-out run at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Henry Murray's Treefall has been produced by six other American theatre companies and published by Dramatists Play Service.
Rogue Machine is located at The Met, 1089 N Oxford Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029. Reservations: 855-585-5185 or at www.roguemachinetheatre.com Follow us on Twitter: @RogueMachineLA and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RogueMachineTheatre.