At the Woolly Mammoth, live from Texas. The Houston Chronicle ran a generally favorable article - see
EVANS, EVERETT. 2006.
Get Your War On is a political zinger.
Houston Chronicle (September 23).
online at http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ent/4207867.html .
For details on the local production, Woolly Mammoth's website says:
created by RUDE MECHS of Austin TX
directed by SHAWN SIDES
adapted by Kirk Lynn et al from the internet comic strip by DAVID REES
October 5 - 14, 2006.
"Oh, yeah! Operation: Enduring Freedom is IN THE HOUSE!"
MEET DAVID REES: on Fri, Oct 6 & Sat, Oct 7, David will be in the lobby to sign his books (7:15-8pm), as well as participate in aftershow discussions with members of the Rude Mechs (running time of show is 70 minutes).
"A BRILLIANT & SARDONIC BLITZ"– Austin American-Statesman
"TIGHTLY-WOUND, HIGH PRECISION... POLITICAL COMIC STRIP HILARITY"– Austinist.com
From Artistic Director, Howard Shalwitz: "Rude Mechs are a sensational ensemble performance group that has been on my radar since their Off-Broadway production of Lipstick Traces a couple seasons back. They develop and produce very original theatre pieces that they refer to as 'mentally nervy and physically ecstatic shows.' The stage production of GET YOUR WAR ON combines their fresh theatrical energy with David Rees' wry, biting political comic strip. With important elections approaching in November, the timing seemed perfect to bring this show to Washington audiences."
ABOUT THE SHOW: Rude Mechanicals (a.k.a. Rude Mechs) of Austin, TX barrel into DC with their down and dirty theatrical adaptation of the savage internet comic strip by David Rees (called "sardonic, hilarious, and impossible to pigeonhole" by Rolling Stone). Rude Mechs' GET YOUR WAR ON breathes life into Rees' ranting clip-art office workers but retains the DIY aesthetic of this certifiable internet phenomenon. With five actors, some mics and an overhead projector, GET YOUR WAR ON represents pissed-off, stunned and outraged Americans as they react to 9/11, the Bush administration and this totally awesome War on Terror.
Running Time: 70 minutes (no intermission)
WOOLLY MAMMOTH THEATRE COMPANY
641 D St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Admin: 202-289-2443 Box Office: 202-393-3939