Rude Mechs: The Method Gun

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Sex, death and violence. Full-frontal nudity. The incompatibility of truth on stage and sanity in real life. The desperation, inadequacy and frustration inherent to the process of creating work for the stage. The Rude Mechs explore these theories—along with a few other surprises—in their acclaimed show The Method Gun. A play about the ecstasy and excesses of performing and the dangers of public intimacy, The Method Gun has toured internationally to rave reviews and had a limited Off Broadway run in 2011. The grand finale of Lott Entertainment Presents' inaugural season takes place May 26-28 at MATCH (Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston).

The Method Gun explores the life and techniques of Stella Burden, actor-training guru of the 60s and 70s, whose sudden emigration to South America still haunts her most fervent followers.

Using found text from the journals and performance reports of Stella Burden’s company, The Method Gun re-enacts the final months of her company’s rehearsals for their nine-years-in-the-making production of “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Stella left the company under mysterious circumstances in 1972. Set amid swinging pendulums and talking tigers, 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Gun bounces between interior monologues, rehearsal sequences of “Streetcar,” and group interactions – all gleaned from historical documents – to express a longing for the return of inspiration and a more believable presentation of self in everyday life.

- "I was left breathless... Who knew experimental theater could be both daring and sentimental all at once?" - New York Press
- "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." - Time Out New York Review
- "All I can say is get tickets to this show. It is not to be missed." Culturebot
-"...a fiendish piece of post-ideological work. And like any great piece of theater — or theory — it lies shamelessly to tell the truth." - New York Magazine Critics Pick
-"...a tender, smart play." - Backstage Review
- "...relentlessly inventive... "Beneath its zany, passionate surfaces lie some fierce investigations into the nature of art... brilliantly orchestrated" – Time Out Chicago 2010
-"charming... gorgeously rendered... both stunning and haunting." - American Theatre Magazine
-"It’s both fascinating and terrifying, in a bizarre sort of way." - Chicago Sun-Times

Thursday May 26 @ 8:00 PM
Friday May 27 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday May 28 @ 8:00 PM
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By: Lott Entertainment Presents