2010 SEASON

Rogue Machine Theatre
presents
the LA Premiere of

THE SUNSET LIMITED
by Cormac McCarthy

Directed by
John Perrin Flynn

Featuring
Ron Bottitta and Tucker Smallwood

Produced by
John Perrin Flynn and Matthew Elkins

Lighting Design: Dan Weingarten
Sound Design:
 Joseph “Sloe” Slawinski
Set Design: 
Stephanie Kerley Schwartz
Costume Design: 
Lauren Tyler
Production Manager: Amanda Mauer

On a subway platform in New York City, an ex-con from the South saves the life of an intellectual atheist who wasn’t looking for salvation. Now, the reformed murderer-turned-savior ventures to offer salvation of another kind, bringing the failed suicide victim back to his Harlem apartment for an articulate and moving debate about truth, fiction and belief. The two men are named Black and White, as indeed they are. White is disillusioned and disenchanted by the modern world. Black had an epiphany after a nasty knife fight in the penitentiary and discovered a faith that he now wants to share with others, or at least with White. Black begins in control, but it quickly becomes clear that the nonbeliever is much more secure in his convictions than the believer. And when White goes on the attack, his nihilism steamrolls his opponent. Is Black a guardian angel or just a sinner looking for redemption? Was White really saved, or is he stuck in a kind of purgatory?

Running Time: The Sunset Limited runs for 2 hours with no intermission.


PRESS REVIEWS

...they deliver what is frankly one of the most impressive scene changes I’ve ever witnessed in a theater space of any magnitude.

- Stage Raw       

[read the entire review here]

Director Guillermo Cienfuegos’ pacing builds tension with masterful assurance, while David Mauer’s jaw-dropping set transformations effortlessly segue from graffiti-laced subway car to urban streets to an intricately detailed interior for the emotional steamroller finale...
- LA Times       


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