Thursday, May 24, 2012

Great Review and Discount for NOW NOW OH NOW


"A mind-blowing roll of the die...
The Rude Mechanicals have set a high bar in Austin for work that is original and unconventional"
- The Austin Chronicle
Read the full review here.
Want to know more? Read the Austin Ammerican-Statesman feature article too!

$15 tickets this Friday and Saturday ONLY
for Rude News subscribers!

BUY TICKETS NOW! Use code "Rude" to get the Rude News discount.

Rude Mechs is proud to present the first fully mounted production of NOW NOW OH NOW, previously presented in various workshop versions under the working title “CL1000P.”  Inspired by evolutionary biology, the Bront√ęs, and LARP communities, NOW NOW OH NOW invites you to enter into an interactive puzzle for the stage about the importance and impermanence of selecting for pleasure over survival. A triptych tribute to everyone’s inner geek, NOW NOW OH NOW embodies Rude Mechs’ desire to create a more tangible, social, active, and personal experience for the audience.  The performance marries serious scientific content with the nerdy pleasure of puzzles and gaming and the undeniable satisfaction of Murder Mystery Theatre. This intimate consideration of how our individual choices lead us through life and impact the world takes a locked room puzzle, a lecture on sexual selection in evolutionary biology, and the world's weirdest night of Dungeons and Dragons and weaves them all together to paint a picture of why the things you find beautiful are important to the world.
May 17 - June 9 | Thursday to Sunday | 7 PM and 9 PM
Thursay and Sunday - Pay-What-You-Can
Friday and Saturday - $25
For Thursday and Sunday, reserve online, pay with cash or check only at the door.
For Friday and Saturday, purchase tickets online.
NOW NOW OH NOW is created by Rude Mechs
Concept, Structure, and Content development by
Madge Darlington, Thomas Graves, Hannah Kenah, and Shawn Sides
with Lowell Bartholomee, Robert S. Fisher and Lana Lesley
Staging by Shawn Sides
Writing by Hannah Kenah
Performers: Robert S. Fisher, Thomas Graves, Hannah Kenah, Lana Lesley, E. Jason Liebrecht, and Shawn Sides

This production is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theatre Pilot and The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Rude Mechs is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin's future. Visit Austin at

Rude Mechs believes that every girl has a story to tell that is worthy of its own work of art. We are currently accepting applications for our summer GRRL ACTION program, now in its thirteenth year.  GRRL ACTION is a three-week day camp for any girl between the ages of 13-16 who is interested in expressing herself.  Girls attend morning sessions (9 am-noon) with inspiring women artists who mentor them in autobiographical writing and performance. The program culminates in two performances that are free to the public. For more information or an application, please visit
Summer 2012 dates: June 25 - July 15
Have questions? Contact Madge Darlington at

We're beaming with pride to announce that company member Robert Pierson has been nominated by the Austin Critics Table in the "Acting in Leading Role" category for his work last fall in B. Beaver Animation. B. Beaver was presented as part of our Contemporary Classic Series which presents re-enactments of landmark experimental performances. Hats off to Robert and all of our friends and colleagues in the Austin community that received nominations!

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