Thursday, March 10, 2011

Meet The Dudleys!

The Full-Stage Premiere of

The Dudleys!: A Family Game

by Leegrid Stevens

Directed by Gary Jaffe

6 – 22 May 2011
Wednesdays – Saturdays, 8:00 p.m., Sundays, 7:00 p.m.

The BLUE Theatre [916 Springdale Road, Austin, TX 78702]

Fridays and Saturdays: $15 General Admission
(GACA/Senior/Student$12 & Priority Seating$20)
Wednesdays & Thursdays are Pay-What-You-CAN
Name Your Own Price w/ Donation
of Non-Perishable Canned Food Item(s) to benefit
Hope Food Pantry at Trinity United Methodist Church
[Price without donation is $12]

Featuring the artistic contributions of Actors: Alex Cogburn, Katie Dahm, Robert Deike, Spencer Driggers, Braden Hunt, Jenny Keto, Rachel McGinnis, Blake Smith, David Meissner, and Erin Treadway; Set Designer: Chase Staggs; Lighting Designer: Natalie George; Choreography: Zenobia Taylor; Original ChipTune Music Composed and Performed Live by: Steven Gridley.

This evocative, new play translates the adolescent memories of a young man into a malfunctioning 8-bit video game, the kind he used to play as a child. A life-size video game onstage provides the setting in which the characters must score points and overcome obstacles as they navigate their way through the dangers of their own family. The Dudleys! features original video and a live 8-bit band of Atari's, Gameboy's, and Commodore 64's performing original chiptune songs, a new genre of electronic music in which old video game consoles are hacked and reprogrammed as synthesizers. The Dudleys! pits the two dimensional side-scrolling world of fun and happy endings up against the confusion and aimlessness of real life.

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