MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) announced that single tickets have gone on sale 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, Some Girl(s), Fat Pig). Small Engine Repairbegins at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on October 30, 2013. An official opening night is set for November 20, 2013.
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 South Boston repair shop under cloudy circumstances that only Frank seems has 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 on the AMC series “Low Winter Sun.”