2018 SEASON

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Rogue Machine Theatre
presents the World Premiere of

EL NIÑO
by Justin Tanner

Directed by
Lisa James

Featuring
Melissa Denton, Maile Flanagan, Danielle Kennedy, Joe Keyes, Jonathan Palmer, and Nick Ullett   

Produced by
John Perrin Flynn and French Stewart

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Saturdays at 8:30pm, Sundays at 3:00pm, and Mondays at 8:30pm

Extended through April 22!

 Scenic Design: John Iacovelli
Costume Design: Halei Parker
Lighting Design: Brian Gale
Sound Design:
Chris Moscatiello

Fight Choreographer: Matthew Glave
 Stage Manager: Jen Palumbo
Technical Director: David Mauer
Production Manager: Amanda Bierbauer

Will the winds blow? The rains come? The cat die? 

Legendary local playwright Justin Tanner's laugh-out-loud comedy and his brilliant underbelly of sadness for humankind join forces in El Niño

Look for all you’ve come to love about a Tanner piece, including his regular cast. Directed by his longtime collaborator Lisa James and guest produced by French Stewart.

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Reviews

CRITIC'S CHOICE

 "Storms of laughter drench Justin Tanner's ​​​​El Niño." 
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“Impossible to deny the comic genius of Justin Tanner...a tightly ratcheted and nicely composed staging... The hilarious, familiarity-bred venom that the veteran Los Angeles playwright’s bickering but ultimately big-hearted suburban California misfits reflexively spew at one another has proved to be the stage’s most prodigious laugh generator since Neil Simon." 
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"A ‘Must See’…extremely funny, inspiring, and just plain brilliant." 

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"Gorgeous flower of a play, complete with thorns...the nuances drew me in further and further. Amazing technical realism of the set.”

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"TOP TEN - The comic storminess of El Niño summons the shame and horror of foot ailments, mutilation anxiety, aging, pet-death, Über, moronic xenophobia, ill-considered truth-telling, and other challenges to compassion."
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“WOW! No one mines more laughs from dysfunction than Justin Tanner. Not only are Denton, Flanagan, Kennedy, Keyes, Palmer, and Ullett all simply divine, they get to strut their stuff on scenic designer John Iavovelli’s set, a Craftsman living room so pitch-perfect you’d swear they trucked it over from Highland Park.”
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