Rogue Machine Leaves MET in October 2018

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Finishing Season at Electric Lodge in Venice, CA
Opening October 6th - "Oppenheimer"

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Rogue Machine Leaves The Met in October
Opening “Oppenheimer” October 6
and “Finks" 
on November 10, 2018

at the Electric Lodge in Venice, CA
Rogue Machine at Electric Lodge - 1416 Electric Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Los Angeles, CA (August 9, 2018) – Multi-award winning Rogue Machine Theatre (Best Season Ovation Award this year; Best Production Award 2013, 2011 and 2010; Excellent Season Award 2016 and 2011 - Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle) is on the move…to Venice, California.
In October, Rogue Machine begins a new journey by launching two productions at the Electric Lodge. OPPENHEIMER, by Tom Morton-Smith, is slated for October 6th and FINKS, by Joe Gilford, is scheduled for a November 8th opening.
OPPENHEIMER (Opening October 6th) is the American premiere of a play first produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon, and then in London. We see the personal cost of making history as J. Robert Oppenheimer struggles to cast off his radical past beliefs and hold onto opposition of power and authority. Directed by Artistic Director, John Perrin Flynn.
“A dazzling spectacle, ambitious and triumphant. Packed with fascinating nuggets and bristling ideas” - The Daily Telegraph
FINKS (Opening November 10th) is a play about the blacklisting, will open and begin playing in rep with Oppenheimer in early November. Michael Pressman will be directing. Both Joe Gilford's FINKS and Tom Morton-Smith's OPPENHEIMER examine socialism and communism in America in the 30s, 40s and 50s. These movements were driven by the universal ideal that we could be better than we are. Who are our friends? Who are our enemies?
This season our plays explore what haunts us. Why are we as we are? Can we be better? How can we be better and still survive in a world that is increasingly nonsensical? One of Rogue Machine's most important missions is to offer visionary playwrights a professional platform and we are honored to do just that, by presenting these important Los Angeles premieres from established playwrights” – John Perrin Flynn; Artistic Director
Rogue Machine Theatre won the Ovation Award this year for “Best Season” - 2017 and received, for the second time, the Polly Warfield Award for Outstanding Season from the LA Drama Critics Circle – 2016. The company was 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 garnered recognition for their work in upwards of 75 awards and nominations.
Continuing at the Met this through September, audiences can enjoy:
RANT & RAVE (Chapter 88: "Losing") on Monday August 27th at 8pm. $15 online, $20 at the door.
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. 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 Reservations: 855-585-5185 or at
Description: 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.
AMERICAN SAGA-Gunshot Medley: Part 1:
Rogue Machine Moves:
Rogue Machine is moving to the Electric Lodge at 1416 Electric Ave, Venice, CA 90291, beginning in October 2018. For more information and tickets for performances: 855-585-5185 or online at
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