John Pollono's Small Engine Repair Opens Off-Broadway Nov. 20
20 Nov 2013
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).
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.