Rude Mechs is wildly proud to present Throws Like A Girl this year featuring the solo-performance talents of nationally acclaimed Reno, Kristina Wong and legendary Robbie McCauley. Tickets are on sale right now. For ticket info: www.rudemechs.com.
February 7 - 9, 2008
BLUE STATE RANTS (IN A RED STATE ECOLOGY)
written & performed by RENO
In her traditional stream of consciousness style, the tangents Reno will skillfully connect in Blue State Rants include hedge funds, loan bundling and the global economy; history's unfortunate tendency to repeat itself; our purpose here on earth; her current position on the Democratic candidates; and a piece of optimistic news recently given to her by Howard Dean, to be revealed in the show.
"Rush Limbaugh's vision of the Anti Christ."- New York Newsday
"If Sandra Bernhard and (Lea) DeLaria produced a demon spawn, it would be Reno: too flamboyant to be butch, too strident to be femme. She pulls out limber pratfalls and oddball associations – like the quip that men wear neckties to keep their penises out of their faces." - The Village Voice
February 14 - 16, 2008
WONG FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
written & performed by Kristina Wong
Incisive writer and performer Kristina Wong mixes sharp humor and psychology in Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a swear-to-god-not-autobiographical, serio-comic portrayal of the high incidence of anxiety, depression and mental illness among Asian American women. Tangling, spinning, and mixing yarns, she asks: Which came first? The sky-high suicides of Asian American women? The maddening world? And when the heck do we get to climax? Wong’s irreverent and provocative work has given her a national cult following for “politically charged art with unapologetic humor." –Bitch Magazine. Knitters, cuckoo and not, are invited to knit in the audience during the show.
"One woman show keeps the laughs coming as it tackles issue of depression." - Philadelphia Metro
February 21 - 23, 2008
written & performed by Robbie McCauley
Award-winning theater artist Robbie McCauley will present Sugar, a solo performance piece that examines her own struggle and survival with diabetes as connected to slavery, war, work, romance and food. Written in a circular, historical style, Sugar is the latest installment in a series of performance theater works by McCauley that refer to her family’s survival since the 19th century as part of the African-American working class.
In 1998, her Buffalo Project was highlighted as one of the "the 51 (or so) Greatest Avant-Garde Moments" by the Village Voice, a roster that included work by artists such as Igor Stravinsky, Pablo Picasso, and John Cage.