Sunday, September 30, 2012

Dionysus in 69, open rehearsal, Rude Mechanicals, October 29

Rude Mechs Austin TX

Dionysus in 69 Rude Mechs Austin TX

Rude Mechs is proud to present a one-night-only open rehearsal of Dionysus in 69, our re-enactment of The Performance Group's radical 1968 re-imagining of The Bacchae.

In December 2009, Rude Mechs faithfully recreated the original Performance Group production, using Brian de Palma's filmed version of the play as well as the 1970 book, Dionysus in 69, as source materials.

Please join us on Monday Oct 29th to celebrate the god and gear up for our November tour to New York Live Arts in NYC, where we'll victoriously return this legendary work to its original birthplace, 44 years after its premiere.

Monday, October 29, 2012, 8 p.m.
The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo St., Austin, Texas 78702 (click for map)Tickets: $10 (only 50 seats available)
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Dionysus in 69 was the first production in Rude Mechs' Contemporary Classics series, focused on producing exact re-enactments of significant, experimental performances from the 60's, 70's, and 80's that radically influenced the work of contemporary performance artists, dancers, and theatre makers. Because all performances are ephemeral, and avant-garde performances even more so, most people never experience these germinal works. Rude Mechs remounts these productions as closely as possible to the originals to share these works with our Austin audience, to educate ourselves, and to celebrate 40 years of experimental (and "environmental") theatre, by experiencing and learning about Dionysus in 69 in the deepest way - through its performance.

"'Dionysus in 69' is strong stuff, but anyone who wants to know where the modern theatre is going will have to see it."---The New York Times, June 7, 1968

"Cunning. Joyful. Transcendent. Theatre at its absolute best." Austin Chronicle, 2009

The show runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. Rude Mechs invites you to attend and be moved by the spirit of 69: feel free to wander throughout the room, disappear and reappear, participate in the fun or fade into the background. We encourage respectful interaction. Photography of any kind will get you booted, your camera confiscated and your pictures deleted.

NOTE: All seating is on wooden platforms accessed by wooden ladders or on the floor. There are no chairs. If you need special accommodation, please let us know 24 hours ahead of time. Thanks!

WARNING: Nudity and adult content. No one under 18 will be admitted without a guardian.

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