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- Atlanta Journal-Constitution
EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 17!
by ROLIN JONES
directed by JACKSON GAY
Atlantic Stage 2, 330 W 16th St.
In this wild theatrical adventure, we plunge into the hard-boiled, bizarre world of professional roller derby in New York during the late 1950’s. When Jack Lovington, a lovelorn Brooklynite, joins up with the rough and tumble New York Bombers, little does he know that his life is about to be turned completely upside down and that he’s about to find himself on a most unexpected rollercoaster ride.
Rolin Jones’ Atlantic debut, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, was a Pulitzer prize finalist. After several seasons writing for the television shows “Weeds,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Boardwalk Empire,” Rolin returns to Atlantic with a romantic urban fable for our time.
Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm
Opening Night – Tuesday, January 22
NO LATE SEATING.
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Rolin Jones Writes A “Big ‘Ol Dumb Comedy”
REVIEW – The New York Times
Roller Derby Exerts Its Pull on Everyman
REVIEW – Associated Press
‘The Jammer’ is bouncy, roller derby fun.
REVIEW – The Daily News
Roller-derby fable is right on track at Atlantic Theater
REVIEW – TimeOut NY
Four Stars for The Jammer
CHECK OUT THESE LOCAL ROLLER DERBY GROUPS
(Cindy Gums) Off Broadway: BFE (Playwrights Horizons), The Vagina Monologues (dir. Joe Mantello), Dogeaters (The Public), Most Fabulous Story Ever Told (NYTW). Regional: LAsians, Sez She, Birth of a nASIAN (Mark Taper Forum/CTGLA) Birth of a nASIAN (Comedy Central Theater, Smithsonian Institute, PSNBC, MACLA, Theater for A New World, La Mama ETC) Wilder Rediscovered (Actors Theater Louisville), As You Like It (Playmaker’s Rep). Film: That’s What She Said, Race is the Place, The Naughty Show. TV: Law & Order, Law & Order C.I., Law & Order SVU, “Family Guy”, “The Dr. Phil Show” (comedy correspondent), “Women of Comedy”, “Comedy Now!” “One Night Stand Up” “Hot Tamales Live”. Stand Up Comedy: Carolines, Gotham, Improv, Comedy Store, etc. Vocalist for the band Slanty Eyed Mama. Training: Juilliard.
(Lindy Batello) Off-Broadway: Paris Commune (B.A.M), The Maids (Red Bull Theater), Maple and Vine (Playwrights Horizons), Stunning (LCT3), The Glass Cage (Mint Theater), The Misanthrope (New York Theatre Workshop, Drama League nomination), The Black Eyed (NYTW, Drama League nomination); Hold Please (Working Theater, Drama Desk Nomination-featured Actress), Antigone Project (Women’s Project.) Regional: Tartuffe (Westport Country Playhouse), The Liar, The House of the Spirits, Dusty and the Big Bad World, 1001 (Denver Center); The Nether (O’Neill Playwrights Conference); Maple and Vine (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Aunt Dan and Lemon (Merrimack); Fallen Angels (Dorset Theater), Lucy and the Conquest (Williamstown.) Film / TV: Inside LLewyn Davis, The Abolitionists, Two Lovers, Across the Universe, “Sex and the City,” “The Good Wife.” Education: MFA Yale.
(Bert Fineberg) Previous work with the Atlantic includes Offices and The Redeemers, both by Ethan Coen and directed by Neil Pepe, Keith Reddin’s Frame 312, Jordan Lage’s Alums, and David Mamet’s Romance. Broadway: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by James Lapine, Elaine May’s Taller Than a Dwarf, directed by Alan Arkin, and Mamet’s November, directed by Joe Mantello. TV credits include recurring roles on “Rubicon” and the “Onion SportsDome” for Comedy Central. His screenplays with Jenna Ricker were selected for the IFP Emerging Narrative and recognized by the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship. His mercury count remains normal.
(Father Kosciusko) is an Atlantic member who has appeared in productions of Bluebird, Scarcity, The Voysey Inheritance, Sea of Tranquility, The Cider House Rules, Distant Fires, and others. He appeared in the original cast of Howard Korder’s Boys’ Life and The Lights with Atlantic at Lincoln Center. Broadway: The Full Monty (original cast), The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Summer and Smoke and Our Town. National Tours: Angels in America and How to Succeed in Business… Off-Broadway: Some Americans Abroad (Second Stage). Regional: Dallas Theater Center (Of Mice and Men), Alliance (The Underpants), Mark Taper (November and Romance), Playmakers (Copenhagen), Long Wharf (The Front Page), Williamstown (Therese Raquin). TV/Film: “Desperate Housewives”, “Rubicon,” “The Defenders,” “Men of a Certain Age,” “Detroit 187,” “Modern Family,” “Numb3rs”, “Medium,” “The Unit,” “Law & Order(s),” The Deal (Sundance), Love Thy Brother (Sundance, HBO), the upcoming Phil Spector film (HBO) and Light Years.
(Playwright) play The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow received the 2006 Obie Award for Excellence in Playwriting. Jenny Chow was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama and was produced at the Atlantic Theater Company (NYC), South Coast Repertory, Old Globe Theatre, Yale Repertory, Studio Theatre (DC), Portland Center Stage, San Jose Repertory, and Collaboraction (Chicago) among others. His short play Another in a Long Line of Idiot Children was produced as part of Atlantic’s 10×20 Festival in 2006. He has written several short plays for the Actor’s Theater of Louisville’s Humana Festival, including Sovereignty, Ron Robby Had Too Big a Heart, The Mercury and the Magic, Extremely and Chronicles Simpkins Will Cut Your Ass. He has written for the television shows “Weeds,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Boardwalk Empire.” His “Friday Night Lights” episode, ‘The Son’ received an Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Dramatic Writing and was named by Time Magazine as the best episode of television for the year 2010. He is currently the Co-Creator/ Executive Producer of “Knifeman,” a serialized drama for the AMC Network and writing the film adaptation of American Idiot for the Playtone Company. 6’1, 202 pounds, fighting the battle of the fat in Echo Park, California.