Tuesday, September 3, 2013

STOP HITTING YOURSELF, a work in progress by the Rude Mechs, September 19 - 28, 2013, 2013

Rude Mechanicals Austin TX

is proud to present

A work-in-progress production of a new play created by Rude MechsStop Hitting Yourself Rude Mechs Austin TX

Sept. 19 - 28, 2013 (Thurs - Sat) at 8 p.m.
at The Off-Center, 2211-A Hidalgo Street, near E. 7th Street and Robert Martinez (behind Joe's Bakery) - click for map
All tickets $10.00 - available at: http://rudemechs.com/

Rude Mechs invites you to join us for a bare-bones work-in-progress showing of STOP HITTING YOURSELF as we get ready for the world-premiere in Lincoln Center's LCT3 program in NYC January 2014.

We presented the first draft of this new play in April 2013 at our venue, The Off Center, as part of Fusebox Festival's Machine Shop Series. This time around, we are focusing on script, staging and music. So you won't see any scenic design, but a bare-bones lighting design and the same costumes we used in the last production.

ABOUT THE PLAY With Stop Hitting Yourself, Rude Mechs is embracing the fundamental beliefs underlying late-stage capitalism and indulging in our version of 1930's Hollywood glamour. Part Pygmalion, part Busby Berkley, part self-help lexicon -- all while dancing around a queso fountain. Rude Mechs borrows from the plots of 1930's musicals to dig into the contemporary conservative dilemma: how to honor steely individualism without disavowing the virtue of charity. Tap dancing, fine dining, and the missionary position will all be employed in order to help all Americans stop hitting yourself.

COLLABORATOR UPDATES We are thrilled to welcome new collaborators to the show's development process. Company member Joey Hood is stepping in to replace Matt Hislope as he is off living his dream in Kansas. And we are thrilled to work for the first time with Scenic Designer Mimi Lein and Costume Designer Emily Rebholz as they join Company members Brian Scott (lighting) and Graham Reynolds (original score) on the design team.

(Click to go to the AustinLiveTheatre front page)

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