A lyrical and mystical new play, with live music, about the struggle against systemic racism. Set in a haunted North Carolina graveyard this intricately crafted work brings past and present together in a soulful tale of lives destroyed by deep-seated tensions and conflicts that have marred America's history from antebellum south to the present day.
“Art, especially live performance, has the potential to dramatically change hearts and mind,” says playwright Dionna Michelle Daniel. “It has the ability to plant the seeds of empathy, inquiry, and discussion. From those seeds, real social change begins.”
Cast: Jon Chaffin and Donathan Walters - Alternate/George. Cherise Boothe (OBIE award winner) and Mildred Langford - Alternate/Betty. Sha’Leah Nikole – High Priestess of Souls. Derek Jackson - Alvis. See website for schedule.
Directed by Desean Kevin Terry. Produced by John Perrin Flynn, Julie Bersani, Bruce Lemon Jr., Lysa Myles, Keiana Richárd, and Cristian Kreckler. Presented by Rogue Machine.
Rogue Machine Theatre won the Ovation Award this year for “Best Season” and received, for the second time, the Polly Warfield Award for an Excellent Season from the LA Drama Critics Circle – 2016 and 2011. They were recently recognized with 12 Ovation Award nominations, including one for Best Season and two for Best Production. KCRW’s nod to Best Theatre was a highlight of the 2016 season, as was receiving a Shubert Foundation grant awarded to select theatre organizations for their artistic achievement, administrative strength, and fiscal stability along with the company’s development of new work and other significant contributions to the field of professional theatre in the United States. A recipient of the American Theatre Wing’s 2014 National Theatre Company Grant, given only to 12 theatre companies in the country, Rogue Machine (BEST PRODUCTION for three years – Ovation and LADCC Awards) presents plays that are new to Los Angeles. They recently received support from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the company has garnered recognition for their work in upwards of 75 awards and nominations.
American Saga - Gunshot Medley: Part 1 opens at 8pm on September 8th at the MET Theatre and run Fridays, Satruday, and Mondays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm through September 23rd (additional performance added on Thursday, September 20 at 8pm). It then moves for a two week run at WLCAC Theatre, 10950 S. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059 beginning on Friday, October 5th, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm through October 14th. Rogue Machine is located at The Met, 1089 N Oxford Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029. Tickets are $40 at the MET and $35 at the WLCAC Theatre with Pay-What-You-Can for Watts local audience at the door. Performances on Oct 5, 7, & 14 feature a guided tour of the Civil Rights Museum. Group discounts for 15 or more through Julie at AmericanSagaGroupTix@gmail.com. Reservations: 855-585-5185 or at www.roguemachinetheatre.com
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