What do you get when you mix 4 devilishly good-looking actors with beer, whiskey, social media, sexism, strippers, & A female director? ShoWorks Entertainment answers that and more in the raw, relevant and darkly funny production of “Small Engine Repair.”
Written by playwright, screenwriter and actor John Pollono, "Small Engine Repair" swept every major Los Angeles theatre award and went on to an extended off-Broadway run at the MCC Theater. ShoWork's new presentation of this production takes an intimate look at the lives of former high school buddies Frank, Swaino and Packie, (now past their prime), meeting off-hours in Frank's out-of-the-way repair shop under cloudy circumstances. Once Chad, a plugged-in, preppy college jock arrives, a long-simmering resentment ignites and sets this whip-smart and brutally funny play on its breathless course.
The powerhouse ensemble includes Nick Reinhardt as Frank, Brandon Irons (Coyote on A Fence, The Girl Next Door, American Pie) as Packie, Johnny Rivas (Tied Up, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D) as Swaino and Declan Michael Laird (Hot Air, Green Fever, Big Dogs) as Chad; Led by female director Jo Galloway (Hairspray, Some Girls, The Orville) and assisted by Emmanuelle Girard (Les Miserables, The King and I).
"...the play becomes a devastating commentary on the dangers of the internet, the position of women in society, and the madness of single parenting, to name just a few of the subjects Pollono is trying to deal with. It would be unfair to say anymore, because, when the surprises come, they come rushing at you from so many different directions that it proves unsettling at first and strangely satisfying at last."
“Small Engine Repair” previews on Thursday, February 7th at The Broadwater Second Stage Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Followed by the official Opening Night performance and reception on Friday, February 8th.
The show runs until Saturday, March 2nd.
Interested parties can learn more about the show and purchase tickets by visiting
www.showorksentertainment.com/smallenginerepair as well as in person at The Broadwater Second Stage, 1-hour before showtime.