John Pollono's Small Engine Repair Opens Off-Broadway Nov. 20

MCC Theater's New York premiere of John Pollono's Small Engine Repair, which was acclaimed by L.A. critics in 2011, officially opens Off-Broadway Nov. 20 after previews that began Oct. 30 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Jo Bonney (The Break of Noon, Some Girl(s), Fat Pig) stages Small Engine Repair, which is playing an extended run through Dec. 15.

Playwright Pollono co-stars in the production with James Badge Dale ("World War Z," "The Pacific"), James Ransone ("The Wire") and Keegan Allen ("Pretty Little Liars").

Small Engine Repair premiered at Los Angeles' Rogue Machine Theatre in 2011, earning the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Playwriting.

According to MCC Theater, "In Small Engine Repair, Frank, Swaino and Packie - buddies since high school, now past their prime - meet off-hours in Frank’s out-of-the-way repair shop under cloudy circumstances that only Frank has a handle on. Enter Chad, a plugged-in preppy college jock, whose arrival ignites an explosion of long-simmering resentment and rage in this taut, twisty, comic thriller."

The creative team includes Richard Hoover (set designer), Theresa Squire (costume designer), Lap Chi Chu (lighting designer) and Jill Du Boff (sound designer).  For tickets and further information visit

Keegan Allen, James Badge Dale, James Ransone and John Pollono
Keegan Allen, James Badge Dale, James Ransone and John Pollono (Photo by Joan Marcus)