Rude Mechs (Austin, TX) present Not Every Mountain
June 8 & 9 at 7:30pm
The Mundelein Center at Loyola University
1020 W. Sheridan Road
Rude Mechs (Austin, TX) has performed in major venues throughout the country. This is their Chicago premiere! Since 1996, the Rude Mechs theatre collective has created a genre-averse slate of 26 theatrical productions that represent a cocktail of big ideas, cheap laughs, and dizzying spectacle. What these works hold in common is the use of play to make performance, the use of theaters as meeting places for audiences and artists, and the use of humor as tool for intellectual investigation.
Not Every Mountain is a mellow meditation on change, permanence, and our place in the natural world. In this piece, Rude Mechs gathers to build a mountain using pulleys, cranks, magnets and string. With original landscapes designed by Thomas Graves, original soundscapes and music by Peter Stopschinski, and a meditative litany by Kirk Lynn, Not Every Mountain is a presentation of the life cycle of mountains and the processes by which they are born and eventually laid to rest, an invocation of tectonic force and geologic time.