Heading into its 2017 season, Rogue Machine Theatre prepares to serve up five Los Angeles premieres. Adhering to its mission of “developing and nurturing emerging playwrights, introducing important contemporary works to Southern California, and engaging diverse audiences by presenting vital, invigorating productions,” the five productions offer singular views on issues currently being discussed across the nation and the world.
The newest play by Academy Award winner (Birdman) and Broadway book writer (On Your Feet) Alexander Dinelaris will see its West coast premiere at Rogue Machine. Still Life is an exploration of loss and the search for the fire within to move on and create a life afterwards. Directed by Michael Peretzian, the show runs March 4–April 23.
In Halley Feiffer’s dark comedy I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard, slated for spring 2017, the ever-common struggle between parents and children to communicate is given some new light and laughs.
Les Blancs, written by Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin in the Sun), will play in May 2017. As billed by the company: “What happens when what we want and what we think is right, is not what must be done?” Choices must be made that directly conflict with one’s idealism and ultimate happiness. Directed by Gregg Daniels.
In September 2017, Daytona, by Oliver Cotton, will see its American premiere. Focusing on three people whose past threatens to destroy the delicate strings holding their lives together, it poses questions about forgiveness and living with the consequences of our actions. Elina DeSantos directs.
The world premiere Bled For The Household Truth is slated to run in the fall. Written by Ruth Fowler, it delves into her life as a stripper in Manhattan while struggling to obtain a work visa. The work touches on issues of trust, alienation, and self-centric feelings. Directed by Cameron Watson.
Rogue Machine Theatre is located in the Met Theatre at 1089 N. Oxford Ave. For more information about the 2017 season, call (855) 585-5185 or go to RogueMachineTheatre.com