“SCABROUS, HARD-CORE, FASCINATING AND FUNNY.”
– 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
(Jack Lovington) Broadway: Our Town. Off-Broadway: Kin (Playwrights Horizons), The Glass Menagerie (Roundabout, Lortel Nomination Outstanding Lead Actor), Crimes of the Heart (Roundabout), All That I Will Ever Be (NYTW), The Ruby Sunrise (The Public), Where We’re Born (Rattlestick), The Grille Room, Spin, The Secret Agenda of Trees (Cherry Lane), Pieces of Paper (EST), Golden Age (Kraine). Regional: The Glass Menagerie (Long Wharf and Mark Taper Forum), Crimes of the Heart, Dissonance, and The Sugar Syndrome (Williamstown), Mistakes Madeleine Made (Yale Rep), The Violet Hour (The Old Globe), Romeo and Juliet (Guthrie), Wit (Pittsburgh Public), Control + Alt + Delete (San Jose Rep), The Last Bridge (George St. Playhouse). TV: “The Good Wife,” “Weeds” (recur), “Over/Under” (USA pilot), “NCIS,” “White Collar,” “Easy to Assemble,” “Cupid,” “Guiding Light” (recur), “Damages,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: CI,” “Mercy” (recur), “Army Wives” (recur). Film: Coach, Little Horses, Hope Springs.
(Father Domingo) Previous Atlantic: The Cherry Orchard directed by Scott Zigler. Other Off-Broadway: HERE Arts Center, Joe’s Pub, Baruch PAC, Cherry Lane Theatre, SoHo Playhouse, LaMaMa, NY Classical Theatre, and Repertorio Español. Readings / Workshops: The Public, MTC. Regional: Weston Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, Kansas City Rep, Long Wharf Theatre, Florida Stage, McCarter Theatre, Portland Stage, George Street Playhouse, Rep Theatre of St. Louis, Pioneer Theatre Company, Stoneham Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, Commonwealth Shakespeare, ART, New Jersey Rep and Playwrights Theatre of NJ. TV credits: “Royal Pains,” “Gossip Girl,” “Law & Order,” “Hope and Faith,” “Third Watch” and “As the World Turns.” Dan holds an MFA from the ART/MXAT Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard and is an Associate Artist with The Civilians, New Jersey Rep, and the non-profit Only Make Believe, which brings live theatre to children in hospitals throughout NYC.
(Charlie Heartbreak) Broadway: Memphis, In The Heights, The Lion King. Off-Broadway: Lonely I’m Not, In The Heights. Regional: Dreamgirls (Curtis). TV: “A Gifted Man,” “White Collar,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Gossip Girl,” “Fringe,” “Oz.” Member of the hip-hop improv comedy group, Freestyle Love Supreme. ‘11 Emmy Award-winning composer and lyricist for his collaboration with Will.I.AM for Outstanding Original Song, “What I Am.” Co-music director Emmy Winning PBS Show, “The Electric Company” ‘08-’10 and currently writing and composing music for “Sesame Street.” ‘09 Kidscreen Award winner for his song, “Silent E.” Solo album, In the Name of Love, with Yellow Sound Label.
(Lenny Ringle) Broadway: The Mountaintop, Passing Strange, Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, A Raisin in the Sun. Off Broadway: In the Footprint/The Battle Over Atlantic Yards (The Civilians), Three Sisters, Waiting for Godot (Classical Theatre of Harlem). Regional: The Good Negro (The Goodman Theatre), Stick Fly (Arena Stage/Huntington Theatre), Death of a Salesman, Richard II, Breath, Boom! (Yale Repertory Theatre), Spunk (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Othello (California Shakespeare Festival), Jitney, A Christmas Carol (Alliance Theatre), Gee’s Bend, Blood Divided (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Hamlet, Guys and Dolls, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, All’s Well That Ends Well, Avenue X, Ohio Tip-Off, My Children, My Africa! (Dallas Theater Center), Henry IV parts 1 and 2, Macbeth, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Festival of Dallas). Graduate of Yale School of Drama.
(Beth Nutterman) Broadway: The Rivals (LCT), Dance of Death (Broadhurst), Three Sisters (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Hunting and Gathering (Primary Stages), Indoor/Outdoor (DR2/SPF), All My Sons (Roundabout), Lucy (EST), The American Clock (Signature), Tesla’s Letters (EST), Roses In December (Urban Stages), Hotel Universe (Blue Light), Embraceable Me (Resonance), Uncle Jack (Worth Street) among others. Regional: A Delicate Balance (Yale Rep), Becky Shaw (Huntington), Proof (Arena Stage), Company (Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration), Macbeth, Faith Healer, The Book Club Play (Berkshire Theater Fest), Uncle Vanya, Wonder of The World (Barrington Stage), The Goatwoman of Corvis County (Shakespeare & Co.), Cleveland Playhouse, Westport, Williamstown. TV and film appearances include “Body Of Proof,” “3 Lbs,” “All My Children,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Sex and the City,” Blair Witch 2, Cradle Will Rock. She is in the band The Petersons. MFA from NYU.