By Jez Butterworth
Directed by Darren Evans
Winner of the Laurence Olivier, Evening Standard and George Devine Awards when it premiered at the Royal
Court Theatre in London in 1995, MOJO
premiered Off-Broadway in
1997 in a production by the Atlantic Theater Company.
pulls back the filmy curtain on Ezra's Atlantic, a seedy
Soho clubland bar in 1958, just as a wave of American rock n' roll music is driving London's youth crazy.
New singing sensation Silver Johnny's success could be the big break for two dead-end, pill-popping bar
hands if they play their cards right. But before they can dream what to do with all the money they'll make,
the club owner turns up dead, Silver Johnny disappears, the second in command takes over and a power struggle
ensues with the owner's son. Under siege in the club and going through the uppers and downers filched from
pocketbooks, this band of losers must try to figure out who killed the boss and survive the weekend. Filled
with the raw energy of early rock n' roll, MOJO
is a high-tension,
high-speed menacing comedy in the Pinter tradition.
Theatre on Fire
is upping the volume of this
production by adding a live rock band into the mix, playing songs from the golden age of
rock n' roll – including tracks from Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and more – during pre-show
and intermission, in addition to providing original music during the show. The pre-show concert begins at
Jez Butterworth is the writer of the hit play Jerusalem
recently ended its successful and extended Broadway run. Jerusalem
earned several Tony nominations, including Best Play, and won the Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in
a Leading Role in a Play. Butterworth's other plays include The Winterling
The Night Heron
, and Parlour Song
November 4 - 19, 2011
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm
Friday and Saturday: $25
Students and Seniors: $15 (all shows)
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