Los Angeles, CA: January 6, 2015
Trust the Rogue Machine Theatre in Los Angeles, producers of edgy, provocative plays such as Mike Bartlett’s award winning, “Cock” and the world premier of L.R. Gordon’s “Uploaded” to come up with a sexy way to raise money for their up-coming 2015 season. They’ve gone rogue and have just released a new calender featuring nude photos of cast members from Rogue Machine’s various productions. And it isn’t just cheese and beefcake. Testing the notion that brains and brawn sells, the Bard Laid Bare Calendar features notable death and battle scenes from Shakespeare’s greatest plays as portrayed by associates of this innovative theater company.
It seems most of the actors had no qualms about stripping for the camera.
“I’m not a huge fan of taking my clothes off for strangers. In fact, this is a first,” stated Justin Okin who portrays Brutus from Julius Caesar. “I did this because Rogue Machine has shown me time and time
And Burt Grinstead who recreated Hamlet for the photo shoot say he agreed to get naked because, in his words, “what better way to make it in Hollywood than to show a little skin.”
No doubt Grinstead isn’t the first to come up with that concept.
Proceeds from the sale of the calendar will go to support the Rogue Machine Theatre, primarily to purchase new light and sound equipment.
Considering the fine quality of Rogue Machine’s productions the selling price of $20.00 is more than a worthwhile investment.
You can order your copy of the Bard Laid Bare Calendar HERE or pick one up at the theater which is located at: 5041 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Calendar Photos by: Jeff Lorch