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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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1 stars
Ease of,parking and dining. We had dinner at Akasha(parked in bldg in the back) and after dinner walked to the Douglas Theatre. Does not get easier. I hope this show has a life ahead of this,opening
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25 reviews
56 stars
Parking is across the street under the City Hall bldg., although we parked on the street.
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"The Method Gun"
48 ratings
3.6 average rating
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27 reviews
33 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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85 reviews
19 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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52 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 23 2011

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

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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

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.