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Kirk Douglas Theatre
W. Washington Blvd. at Duquesne Ave. 9820 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
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"The Method Gun"
48 ratings
3.6 average rating
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25 reviews
32 stars
attended Jun 18 2011

Rude Mechs from Austin, Texas, is a theatre company that should not be missed. Their previous visit to UCLA Live with "Lipstick Traces" several years ago was a memorable evening of confrontational and electric theatre. "Method Gun" is a bit more...continued

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10 stars
attended Jun 19 2011

The show was quite funny, very odd at times, but really engaging. The actors are very personable and draw you into the experience. There is some cursing and nudity, so be warned if that isn't for you.

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15 stars
attended Jun 22 2011

While this "play" is certainly not for everyone's taste, I thought it was highly creative, entertaining, instructive and worth the experience. It pushes the edge, yet clearly represents thinking outside the box.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Charming… gorgeously rendered… both stunning and haunting.” —American Theatre Magazine
“Honest, brave and often hilarious exploration of the creative process… absurd and awe-inspiring.” —Louisville Courier-Journal


The Method Gun

Written by Kirk Lynn

Directed by Shawn Sides

Created and Performed by Rude Mechs

The Austin, Texas-based collective Rude Mechs takes a wild and inventive look at the cult of acting in The Method Gun_. Presenting themselves as the abandoned disciples of a questionable acting guru, the company attempts to realize their mentor’s vision of a radically reduced production of _A Streetcar Named Desire.

Shifting from the moving, if minimal, Streetcar_ to the methods of a company that is now the sole vessel of an acting technique called “The Approach,” _The Method Gun follows a misfit ensemble as it courageously pursues its craft, touching upon the mechanisms of process and passion, doubt and devotion, in the pursuit of art.