Jon Bernthal to star in MCC Theater’s ‘Small Engine Repair’


Actor/playwright John Pollono will bring his play Small Engine Repair to New York audiences for the first time, MCC Theater announced, next summer.

Small Engine Repair will run from May 16 – June 23, 2013 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) and will be the third and final production of MCC’s 2012-2013 three-play mainstage season. The upcoming season marks MCC’s 27th year producing and developing new work.

The company recently announced that Jon Bernthal of AMC’s The Walking Dead and Pollono himself will star in the New York production, to be directed by Jo Bonney (The Break of Noon, Some Girl(s), Fat Pig).

The synopsis reads: “Frank, Swaino and Packie – buddies since high school, now past their prime – meet off-hours in Frank’s out-of-the-way repair shop under cloudy circumstances that only Frank has a handle on. Enter Chad, a plugged-in preppy college jock, whose arrival ignites an explosion of long-simmering resentment and rage in this taut, twisty comic thriller.”

The play premiered in 2011 at the Rogue Machine Theatre in Los Angeles, where Pollono earned the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Playwriting.

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