Rogue Machine Theatre
presents the American premiere of

​​by Tom Morton-Smith

Directed by
John Perrin Flynn

Produced by
John Perrin Flynn


Rachel Avery, Delilah Bank, Marwa Bernstein, Daniel Jordan Booth, Ron Bottitta, Ryan Brophy, Jason Chiumento, Brendan Farrell, Rori Flynn, Rick Garrison, Zachary Grant, Mark Jacobson, Kirsten Kollender, James Liebman, Daniel Shawn Miller, Scott Victor Nelson, Brewster Parsons, Sophie Pollono, Jennifer Pollono, Michael Redfield, Brady Richards, Kenney Selvey, Jennifer Sorensen, Rachel Sorsa, Landon Tavernier, Dan Via and Miranda Wynne

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 Scenic Design: Stephanie Kerley Schwartz
Lighting Design: Matt Richter
Sound Design: Chris Moscatiello
Costume Design: Dianne K. Graebner
Projection Design: Nicholas E. Santiago
Music Director: Michael Redfield
Choreographer: Marwa Bernstein
Assistant Directors: Barbara Kallir & Sam Kofford
​Research: Susan Wilder
Production Manager: Amanda Bierbauer 
Technical Director: David Mauer
Graphic Design: Michelle Hanzelova   

Running Time:

2 hours 45 minutes plus a 15 minute intermission.
1416 Electric Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Oppenheimer DOES NOT perform at our old location (the MET Theatre),  please note  the new address.
"I feel like I’ve left a loaded gun in a playground."

A man always isolated in the crowd, J. Robert Oppenheimer is chosen to lead the largest scientific undertaking ever. The task? To make sure the Allies win World War II. To make the world safe for democracy. No sacrifice is too much — not friendship, nor love, nor deep-rooted beliefs — but the way he will save the world could ultimately destroy it.



“Rogue Machine Theatre’s production of Oppenheimer is simply one of the best plays I’ve ever seen. A dramatic tour-de-force. The cast is all-around great…don’t dare miss this production that epitomizes the stage at its very best. Run – don’t walk.” 
                                                                                                                                  –  Hollywood Progressive

“Impressive. L.A. has rarely seen such a generous production in an Equity-waiver theatre.” 
                                                                                                                                  –  Total Theatre

“Engrossing…a dramatic tour-de-force. This was the best drama we have seen to date in 2018. It took a complex issue and made it understandable and entertaining. It showed the power of theatre.”
                                                                                                                                                    –  CA Highways

“Gripping. Physics is made fascinating…it’s often dramatically scintillating. Even more intriguing are the complicated human beings behind the equations. These eggheads have an electric current running through them. 
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“TOP TEN - a strong, compelling production. Although Rogue Machine is a small theatre company, it’s always punching above its weight class and generally achieving whatever artistic challenges it sets for itself. Oppenheimer is an impressive achievement and a promising debut for Rogue Machine’s new home in Venice.”
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"As usual, Rogue Machine’s artists mount a polished production. The play moves rapidly. Oppenheimer is a play we need. It quietly but firmly reminds us that we have as much darkness in us as anybody.”
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“Highly entertaining...brutally intense. Incredibly talented cast.”
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“A play that everyone should see – both for its content and for its theatricality. Thought-provoking piece of theater that will be remembered long after the final curtain.”
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