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Haunting and humorous, Daytona is a play with two love stories at its heart.

Joe and Elli were childhood friends who survived the Holocaust. They found each other, after the war, and have been married almost 50 years and living in New York. The couple created a world for themselves to forget the past…until the day an unexpected visitor arrives.

The American premiere of Daytona, from noted British playwright and actor Oliver Cotton, runs at  Rogue Machine October 16, 2017. Elina de Santos directs an award-winning cast that includes Richard Fancy, Sharon Shayne and George Wyner.

Oliver Cotton  (Playwright) wrote Wet Weather Cover (King's Head & Arts Theatre, London), The Incredible Journey of Sir Francis Younghusband, The Enoch Show (The Royal Court) and Man Falling Down (Shakespeare's Globe). His acting career includes at least forty productions at the National Theatre, many of which were produced during the time when Sir Laurence Olivier was its artistic director, and numerous others at The Royal Court and RSC. He is still recognized for his role as Cesare Borgia in the BBC's 1981 drama series The Borgias.

Elina de Santos (Director) has helmed five world premieres at Rogue Machine In the Valley of the Shadow by Katherine Cortez (winner of the Diversity in American Theatre Award in the 2017 Hollywood Fringe), Dirty Filthy Love Story, by Rob Mersola, featured in American Theatre Magazine, Razorback by the multi-award winning resident playwright, John Pollono, Nice Things by the twice published playwright, Vince Melocchi and Yard Sale Signs by Jennie Webb. As a resident director at Pacific Resident Theatre, Elina has directed Tennessee Williams', Orpheus Descending (garnering LADCC Awards for performance, direction and production), the LA premiere of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, Odets' Rocket to the Moon (LADCC direction nominee), and Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Elina is a recipient of the LADCC Career Achievement Award in Directing.

Production Team: John Perrin Flynn (Producer), Hillary Bauman (Scenic Design), Leigh Allen (Lighting Design), Christopher Moscatiello (Sound Design), and Kate Bergh (Costume Design).

Rogue Machine Theatre recently received the Polly Warfield Award for Outstanding Season from the LA Drama Critics Circle, and is the only theatre company to be given this award twice in the past sixteen years. KCRW (Best Theatre 2016) was another highlight of last season as well as receiving a Shubert Foundation grant, awarded to select theatre organizations for their artistic achievement, administrative strength, and fiscal stability along with company’s development of new work and other significant contributions to the field of professional theatre in the United States. A recipient of the American Theatre Wing’s 2014 National Theatre Company Grant, given only to 12 theatre companies in the country, Rogue Machine (BEST PRODUCTION for three years - Ovation, LADCC Awards) presents plays that are new to Los Angeles, and the company has garnered recognition for their work in upwards of 75 awards and nominations.

Daytona runs Saturdays and Mondays at 8:30pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm through October 16, 2017. Tickets are $40. Reservations: 855-585-5185 or at

Presenter / Producer: Rogue Machine

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Theater > Drama

Event Phone: 855-585-5185

MET Theatre
1089 N Oxford Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90029

LA - Central / Downtown
LA - Hollywood / Westside

Performance Dates: 10/14/2017 - 10/16/2017
Saturday, 10/14/2017
Sunday, 10/15/2017
Monday, 10/16/2017

Performance Times
Saturdays and Mondays 8:30pm-10:30pm
Sundays 3:00pm-5:00pm

Closing: October 16, 2017

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