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Media Advisory — November 5, 2007

Harry Ransom Center Presents
"An Evening With the Rude Mechanicals"

EVENT: In conjunction with the exhibition "Rehearsing the American Dream: Arthur Miller's Theater," the Harry Ransom Center presents "An Evening With the Rude Mechanicals."

WHEN: 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28.

WHERE: The Off Center, at 2211-A Hidalgo St. in Austin.

BACKGROUND: The Rude Mechanicals' Kirk Lynn and University of Texas at Austin Professor of Theatre Charlotte Canning will discuss collaboration between playwrights and directors. A performance of scenes from "The Method Gun," a work-in-progress inspired by acting teacher Stella Adler, follows.

The program begins with a moderated discussion about the relationship between the Rude Mechanicals' current project, "The Method Gun," and the Harry Ransom Center's exhibition "Rehearsing the American Dream: Arthur Miller's Theater."

Following the discussion, members of the cast of "The Method Gun" will perform various scenes from the work-in-progress. The program will end with a dance number based on the drinking of rum cocos in Tennessee Williams's "Night of the Iguana," and these drinks will be served to the audience during a concluding question-and-answer period.

Tickets are required and can be reserved by emailing tickets@rudemechs.com. There is a limit of four tickets per email.



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