2018 SEASON

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Rogue Machine Theatre
presents the World Premiere of

MEXICAN DAY
by Tom Jacobson

Directed by
Jeff Liu

Featuring
Darrell Larson, Jully Lee. Jonathan Medina and Donathan Walters

Produced by
John Perrin Flynn and Hollace Starr

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Opened on Saturday,
June 2nd, 2018 at 4PM


Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 4PM and Sundays at 8PM

NOW EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 22

No Performance on Saturday, July 14th

 Scenic Design: John Iacovelli
Lighting Design: Brian Gale
Costume Design: Dianne Graebner 
Original Music & Sound Design: Peter Bayne
Associate Producer:
Betsy Zajko
Production Manager: Amanda Bierbauer
Technical Director: 
David Mauer

Stage Manager: Ramón Valdez
Graphic Design: Michelle Hanzelova   
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Los Angeles, 1948. The soldiers are home, Japanese-Americans are freed from internment, but the city remains stuck in its divided past. Enter famed civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who enlists Los Angeles Tribune reporter Hisaye Yamamoto in a campaign to break the color line at the celebrated Bimini Baths. (Admission of non-whites is permitted only on "Mexican Day,” i.e., the day before the pools are to be emptied and cleaned.)

Blocking their entry is Zenobio Remedios, a war veteran who must weigh his conscience against job security. Rustin, believing he needs a white ally to break the standoff, tries to seduce disgraced art historian-turned-screenwriter Everett Maxwell to the cause. But Maxwell has his own history with Bimini Baths — and Zenobio — that will test the boundaries of change and forgiveness.


 


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Download the Performance Schedule for all three plays HERE (.PDF)

Reviews

“Highly effective. This is a thought-provoking and powerful play…the talented cast seems to be having lots of fun telling the story; and humor alternates with seriousness” 
                                                                                                                                                    - LA Splash

"Rogue Machine Theatre continues to push the dramatic envelope. Tom Jacobson’s insightful script intimately, intricately interweaves ethnicity, class, sexuality and more in his story depicting a landmark Civil Rights struggle in late 1940s Los Angeles” 
                                                                                                                                          - Hollywood Progressive
                                                                                                                                                 

"Excellent ensemble acting...heart rending.” 
                                                                                                                 -On Stage Los Angeles 

Critics Choice! 
An inspiring tale of people working together to try to redeem the past and re-chart the future.”
                                                                                                                      - Los Angeles Times