World Theatre Festival 12
Brisbane Powerhouse and Rude Mechs (Austin, TX) presents
The Method Gun
Rude Mechs (USA)
Wed 22 - Sun 26 Feb 2012
Kooky with a lot of charm, The Method Gun captures the ecstasy and excesses of performing, the dangers of public intimacy, and the incompatibility of truth on stage and sanity in real life.
Experience physical theatre at its most fun. The Method Gun explores the extreme teachings of Stella Burden, actor-training guru of the 60s and 70s, whose method ‘The Approach’ aims to add sex, death and violence into every moment on stage. Whether her ensemble is engaged in kissing or crying practice or a revealing monologue, Stella’s teachings are at the forefront of their minds. That is, until she mysteriously disappears into the South American jungle leaving her fervent followers distraught. Do they continue rehearsals for their nine-years-in-the-making production of Streetcar Named Desire? Or do they faithfully await her return?
“In this immensely funny, abruptly touching physical-theatre 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 2011
Recommended for people aged 15 years and over. This production contains nudity and the sound of live gunfire.
Duration: 90mins, no interval
A free Q&A session will follow the 7.15pm performance on Friday.
Rude Mechs will be doing a masterclass on Sat 25 Feb 12pm. For more information please click here.
(8 main program + 3 Scratch)
Around the World
(3 Main Program + 2 Scratch)
Please call our Box Office on 3358 8600 to book.