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Winner of the Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding New Play, Falling makes its West Coast debut with one of the most awarded young theatre companies in Los Angeles, Rogue Machine. Winning upwards of 50 awards (including Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, Garland, and BEST PRODUCTION two years in a row), the company was lauded as “Best Theatre Company of 2012” by the LA Weekly.

Boldly exploring the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with an autistic 18 year old, this play poses difficult questions about loving someone who is hard to love. The Martins try desperately to lead a normal life. But, when a relative comes to visit, the entire family is thrown out of equilibrium.

Originally developed at the Mustard Seed Theatre Falling was an immediate critical and audience favorite, awarded the highest honor given in St. Louis theatre. Discovered by Tony Award-winning producer Terry Schnuck, the play was then produced in New York at the Minetta Lane Theatre where it was nominated by Drama Desk for Best Play of 2012. Falling resonates with audiences everywhere. The play is semi-autobiographical and is inspired by Jent’s life with her autistic son and the family dynamic it created. This is a topic that few playwrights have even attempted to tackle.

“It’s so complicated and messy; if there was an easy answer, people would have figured it out a long time ago. But whatever the challenge of going through that emotional journey is, it is completely countered by the joy of sharing this story and of telling this truth…writing is how I process the world,” says Deanna Jent - Playwright

Falling opens on October 12 and runs 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 3pm on Sundays through December 1, 2013. ROGUE MACHINE is located at 5041 Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019. Tickets are $30. Reservations: 855-585-5185 or at www.roguemachinetheatre.com

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