Small Engine Repair: World Premiere of Darkly Comic Thriller from Rogue Machine
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The haves and the have-nots come face-to-face in the Broadway hit Good People. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), this Tony-nominated dramatic comedy finds struggling single mother Margie Walsh laid off from her job at the dollar store and left with the reality that her South Boston neighborhood is providing the same level of opportunity it always has: none. It's the kind of place where, for many people, this month's paycheck covers last month's bills. Facing eviction, Maggie's forced to turn to an old high school flame for help. But he's now a successful physician living in the suburbs ... and Margie is way out of her element. With his signature humorous glow, David Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakable hope that come with having next to nothing in America. Learn More
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Really excellent show. Extremely funny and hard-hitting. The acting is strong and intimate; the dialogue is witty and intelligent. The whole play is just over an hour, but the power of its content stuck with me. One of the best theatrical experiences I've had...
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Strong performances by all 4 actors. Jon Bernthal excellent as a New Joy-zey type mook. Nice comedic moments that had strong laughter from all in the audience - unusual for this play written as a drama. The laughter wouldn't have happened...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“John Pollono’s one-act play packs a powerful punch…grip(s) the viewer with a storyline that is both shocking and sobering” —LA Weekly
“Small Engine Repair is so exceptionally engrossing, entertaining, funny, and true-to-life that it is easy to forget that you are watching a play.…Under the impeccable direction of Andrew Block, Small Engine Repair brims with well-rounded, natural intuitiveness and discerning production choices, while Pollono’s script has a unique theatrical voice saturated with refreshing authenticity.” —LAist
Welcome to Frank’s Small Engine Repair Shop: Manch-Vegas, New Hampshire, where men behave badly and deep secrets are revealed. It’s a gritty, candid and darkly comic thriller exploring loyalty, alienation and social networking. It’s an alcohol-soaked, bro-mantic thriller.