When: Sept. 10 - 14, 2014 Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sat and Sun matinees at 2:00 p.m. Where: Oscar G. Brockett Theatre (it's in the Winship Building on campus) Tickets: $15 - $25 Purchase at: texasperformingarts.org “charming… gorgeously rendered… both stunning and haunting.” – American Theatre Magazine
"In this immensely funny, abruptly touching physical-theater work... They keep taking perilous theatrical leaps, but we are the ones to feel sweaty-palmed, nearly vertiginous exhilaration." – Helen Shaw, Time Out New York Review
"Relentlessly inventive... Beneath its zany, passionate surfaces lie some fierce investigations into the nature of art... brilliantly orchestrated" – John Beer, Time Out Chicago 2010
"Best of 2011" - Los Angeles Times "Best of 2011" - Time Out New York "2011 Culture Award" - New York Magazine "Best Touring Show of 2011" - Columbus Alive "Top 9 Creative Arts, Ah, Things I Was Lucky Enough to Experience This Year" - Austin Chronicle "Top 10 Theatrical Treasures and Pleasures of 2008" - Austin Chronicle "In the Arts, the Eight from '08" - Austin-American Statesman
This year The Pearl Dive will be held on October 26, 2014 SAVE THE DATE!!!!
And it will be right here in Austin, TX! Stay tuned for updates.
The Method Gun
created by rude mechs presented by The University of Texas at Austin Dept. of Theatre and DanceWe are really very very happy to deliver to Austin the final version of The Method Gun. We finished the play back in 2010 at The Humana Festival, and Austin's never seen this super tweaked and loved on version. This presentation comprises part of our stay as UT Austin's Dept. of Theatre and Dance Resident Theatre Company, and we are excited to share this work with the students and our longtime friends and patrons in the city we love to love.
About The Play A play about the ecstasy and excesses of performing, the dangers of public intimacy and the incompatibility of truth on stage and sanity in real life, The Method Gun bounces between interior monologues, rehearsal sequences of Streetcar, and group interactions – all gleaned from historical documents – to express a longing for the return of inspiration and a more believable presentation of self in everyday life.
The Method Gun contains adult content, including full frontal male nudity.
About Rude Mechs Rude Mechs is an ensemble-based theatre company that operates with a full company of 28 members and has run The Off Center since 1999. We create original plays that we produce in Austin, TX, and tour nationally and internationally. Our touring productions include "The Method Gun", "I've Never Been So Happy", "Now Now Oh Now", "Dionysus in 69", "Stop Hitting Yourself", “Get Your War On”, “How Late It Was, How Late”, “Cherrywood”, and “Lipstick Traces.” Our Off-Broadway productions include "Stop Hitting Yourself", "The Method Gun", “Get Your War On”, and “Lipstick Traces.” Our production "The Method Gun" was selected for the 34th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays.