Saturday, November 7, 2009

Arts Reporting: A New Space, A New Play for the Rude Mechs

At the Rude Mechs' blog, Kirk Lynn has just posted about the preparation of a new playing space at the Off Center (called the "Center Center") and the participants' exploration of Dionysus in 69, a recreation that they will open on December 3:

". . . The beautiful thing about the Center Center is that when you pass through the door, you not only enter another building, you enter another time. The Center Center is going to be exposed to the public when we share our recreation of Dionysus in 69. Dionysus in 69 is the first performance in what we imagine will be a series of performances over the next few years as a part of our Contemporary Classics Series. We are going to recreate classic performances from the 60s, 70s and 80s that we feel are essential part of the American Theatre. These will be shows which we have heard about, read about, watched on DVD, and longed to see live for many years. We are starting with Dionysus in 69 because it is so near and dear to our own experience. A group of artists trying to make work collectively and enduring all the emotional and societal difficulties that come along with that, as well as reaping the benefits of having a close-knit group of friends with whom you can practice your craft."

Read more at . . . .

[photo as posted by the the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, University of Pennsylvania.]

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