Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Stranger Reviews The Method Gun

Sodom in Austin

Posted by Brendan Kiley on Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 1:05 PM

Best in show at the Festival so far: the Rude Mechs—another Austin company—with The Method Gun, an awesomely tragic and occasionally goofy show about a 1970s acting guru named Stella Burden. She disappeared, but her company soldiered on, rehearsing their experimental production of A Streetcar Named Desire for nine years: a production of Streetcar

without the characters Stanley, Blanche, Stella, or Mitch. Just everyone else.

Theater about theater, like writing about writing, is usually a solipsistic disaster. I assumed The Method Gun would be a chore.

I've never been more wrong. (Again.)

Plus, it stars this tiger.

Somebody had better bring this show to Seattle.

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