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One Night In Miami

5041 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles

It is February 25, 1964. Cassius Clay has just defeated Sonny Liston to become heavyweight champion of the world. No celebration is planned, since no one thought he would actually win. No one, except his three not-yet-legendary friends activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, and football player Jim Brown who throw a party for him in a small hotel. The next morning, Cassius makes an announcement that will shock the world. One Night In Miami... imagines what transpired on that very real, very fateful night.

Presented by Rogue Machine Theatre

Thru - Sep 15, 2013

Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Price: $30

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 855-585-5185

  One Night In Miami Reviews
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Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...Nonetheless, the vivid humor, ironic reversals and the larger implications hold us, right through to the bittersweet fade-out. Director Carl Cofield keeps things tautly entertaining on designer Stephanie Kerley Schwartz’s excellent set, and his actors (with alternates), who express rather than mimic their real-life counterparts, are first-rate."
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David C. Nichols

Variety - Recommended

"...A few glaring instances of 20/20 hindsight aside, Powers weaves together multiple strains of plot and character with a seasoned pro's skill. His mission to present a believable slice-of-life with contemporary resonance is, like Clay's, achieved in a decisive knockout."
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Bob Verini

LA Weekly - Recommended

"...Powers’ perspicacious script gives the performers plenty to work with, and they make the most of it, bouncing off each other with savvy, skill and humor."
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Deborah Klugman

Santa Monica Mirror - Recommended

"...And the world premiere of “One Night in Miami” by Kemp Powers received the most prolonged, enthusiastic and completely deserved standing ovation, a genuine jump-out-of-your-seat reaction to the great writing, staging and acting in this important new play by Rogue Machine."
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Sarah A. Spitz

The Hollywood Reporter - Recommended

"...Above all, One Night in Miami… remains unstintingly interesting."
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Myron Meisel

LA Splash - Recommended

"...Invoking poetic license, Powers takes us through a hypothetical gathering of Clay's closest three friends, all of whom are at pivotal points in their careers, and creates a powerful, entertaining evening of theatre."
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Beverly Cohn

ArtsBeatLA - Recommended

"...This play needs to be seen for a number of reasons; it’s simply brilliant and its subject matter is weighty. Script, direction, performances, set design (by Stephanie Kerley Schwartz)—everything is superb across the board. Rogue Machine seldom disappoints and this show is breathtakingly good. There just aren’t enough superlatives…"
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Pauline Adamek

LA Progressive - Recommended

"...This gripping, highly enjoyable, elating drama is theatre at its best, and I haven't had this much fun without women since I kayaked down the Molokai Express in 1989."
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Ed Rampell

Huffington Post - Recommended

"...Playwright Kemp Powers takes a historical incident about which little is known, a meeting between activist Malcolm X, Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown, singer-songwriter Sam Cooke and newly crowned heavyweight champion Cassius Clay, and delivers a dramatically satisfying punch, in the world premiere of One Night in Rogue Machine Theatre/Theater."
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Brad Schreiber

LifeInLA - Recommended

"....Powers does a fantastic job of creating four dynamic and interesting relationships that transcend their famous personas, highlighting and expertly putting into context both the personal and societal struggles each character faced during this time."
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Gloria Iseli

The Los Angeles Post - Recommended

"...Everything about this play is good, so put down the remote and grab some friends and go see it."
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Rose Desena

KCRW - Recommended

"...The reason to see the play, like so much of Rogue Machine's work, is for the acting. The cast navigates our expectations and gives us enough of what we expect from these icons but more importantly has us laugh with them and maybe even shed a tear or two - all at human scale."
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Anthony Byrnes

Our Weekly - Recommended

"...This play is an entertaining, unique slice of Black history you won't want to miss."
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Lisa Olivia Fitch

Ballet to the People - Recommended

"...Playwright Kemp Powers imagines that fateful evening in a riveting production at Rogue Machine Theatre in Los Angeles. Don't miss the world premiere of One Night in Miami..."
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Carla Escoda

Showbiz Summary - Recommended

"...Above all, One Night in Miami... remains unstintingly interesting. It offers a fly-on-the-wall view of these mythic figures, each articulate in his own way, and despite conflicts, each making valid observations and sharing core values even as they differ on substantive action and attitude."
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