Out There 25: The Method Gun

January is a great month for taking in edgy performances in the Twin Cities. This is in large part due to the Walker's annual Out There series, a month-long showcase of groundbreaking work from all over the world. This year, the event will explore themes of reality, identity, and myth. For opening weekend, Texas-based Rude Mechanicals will present The Method Gun, a play that pokes fun at method acting, the cult-like worship of acting teachers, and the creative process. The story centers on the fictional Stella Burden (possibly the evil twin of Stella Adler, the great method teacher?), and the 1960-70s acting troupe who utilize her "dangerous" acting method, which combines Western acting techniques with ritual, sex, and violence. The script draws from "found text" from Burden's actors as they rehearse A Streetcar Named Desire in the days before her sudden, mysterious disappearance. The piece should be great fun, and a special treat for former theater majors in the audience. (Photo by Alan Simons)
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Jan. 10. Continues through Jan. 12, 2013

 
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