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Kirk Douglas Theatre
W. Washington Blvd. at Duquesne Ave. 9820 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
213-628-2772
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3.6 / 5 Rated by 48 members
Review from Dan Duling

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

reviewed Jun 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from anonymous

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.

reviewed Jun 22 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Jay

Odd show. Entertaining but not for traditionalists. Very unexpected and moving ending.

reviewed Jun 23 2011 report as inappropriate
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“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

Description

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.

<em>An Evening of Classic Broadway</em> Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey <em>The Book of Mormon</em> <em>The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz</em> An Evening in Conversation with Yanni and His Piano The Australian Pink Floyd Show