Pretty Little Liars star Keegan Allen will make his professional stage debut this fall in MCC Theater’s Off Broadway production of Small Engine Repair. And it sounds like he hasn’t left the intrigue of Rosewood behind. Allen will play a privileged college jock who turns up at an out-of-the-way repair shop and sets off an explosion of resentment among the three former high school buddies who regularly meet there under shady circumstances. The buddies will be played by James Badge Dale (World War Z, The Lone Ranger, Iron Man 3), James Ransone (The Wire, Treme), and actor-playwright John Pollono, who wrote the script. (Dale replaces The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal, who had previously been announced for the play but had to bow out due to scheduling issues.)
Jo Bonney (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark) is directing the production, which will begins previews at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in Greenwich Village beginning Oct. 30, with an official opening set for Nov. 18. The play premiered two years ago at L.A.’s Rogue Machine Theatre.
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