Small Engine Repair

Small Engine Repair

Jan. 5


Jan. 21


Former high school buddies Frank, Swaino and Packie—now past their prime—meet off-hours one night in Frank's out-of-the-way repair shop under cloudy circumstances that only Frank seems to have a handle on. Enter Chad, a plugged-in, preppy college jock, whose arrival ignites a long-simmering resentment that sets this taut, twisty, comic thriller on its breathless course.  Mr. Pollono's dialogue has some of the same brazen vulgarity and acrid humor of Mr. Mamet at his best.  A clever plot that could have been cooked up only in the social networking era, putting a new engine in a classic dramatic plot.

by John Pollono

Raw, funny and well-tooled…crackling comic dialogue steeped in the tang of male aggression and rivalry…a shivery, funny revenge comedy.

— Times

…whip-smart and brutally funny. You're likely to experience a whirlwind of emotions in this rottweiler of a play that refuses to let go of your imagination long after you've left the theater…a dark thriller.