Rude Mechs • 'Now Now Oh Now'
Note: Now Now Oh Now will begin promptly at the designated showtimes. Latecomers will not be admitted, and no refunds or exchanges will be issued. A waiting list for each performance will be kept at the Sheafer Lab Theater box office on the lower level of the Bryan Center beginning 30 minutes prior to showtime. While there is limited capacity at each performance, as many individuals will be admitted off of the waiting list as possible, at the house manager’s discretion.
Internationally celebrated Austin, Texas theater collective Rude Mechs have been delighting audiences with what they describe as a “genre-defying cocktail of big ideas, cheap laughs, and dizzying spectacle” for seventeen years. The company makes its Durham debut with Now Now Oh Now, an immersive theatrical experience that explores the nature of beauty, evolution, choice, and chance.
Leading an intimate audience of only thirty people through a two-part cabinet of wonders in Duke’s Sheafer Theater, Rude Mechs combine serious scientific content with the nerdy pleasures of interactive gaming and the undeniable satisfaction of Murder Mystery Theatre. An evening full of surprises for performers and audience alike, “Now Now Oh Now is a delightful way to have your mind blown” (Austin Chronicle).
Made possible, in part, by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; a Visiting Artist Grant from the Council for the Arts, Office of the Provost, Duke University; and support from the Department of Theater Studies at Duke University.