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The Method Gun

Rude Mechs

The Method Gun Play Clip

Welcome to the world of Stella Burden, an actor-training guru of the 60s and 70s, whose sudden emigration to South America still haunts her most fervent followers. Ms. Burden’s training technique, The Approach (often referred to as “the most dangerous acting technique in the world”), fused Western acting methods with risk-based rituals in order to give even the smallest role a touch of sex, death and violence.

"Honest, brave and often hilarious exploration of the creative process...absurd and awe-inspiring." - Louisville Courier-Journal

The Method Gun uses found text from actual journals and performance reports from the final months of rehearsals for Ms. Burden’s nine-years-in-the-making production of A Streetcar Named Desire. A play about the ecstasy and excesses of performing, the dangers of public intimacy and the incompatibility of truth on stage and sanity in real life.

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Post-Performance Talkbacks

30 minute post-performance talkback discussions with the Rude Mechs will occur after the following performances:

  • October 13, 7:30pm
  • October 14, 7:30pm
  • October 15, 8:00pm
  • October 16, 2:00pm and 8:00pm
  • October 17, 2:00pm

THE METHOD GUN

OCTOBER 13 – OCTOBER 17

Paramount Black Box

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Series:

Pioneer

Ages:

17+/nudity

Running Time:

90 Minutes
No Intermission