The Life Unwired with Ben Combee (unwiredben) wrote,
The Life Unwired with Ben Combee

Get Your War On: The Play

I just returned from the Rude Mechanicals' workshop production of "Get Your War On", a play based on the internet comic strip of the same name. The play started about fifteen minutes late, but it was well attended for a Sunday evening. It's basically a dramatization of lots of the comic strips, but there's a lot of variety in how they're acted out. Some have the accompaniment of overhead projector slides, some have audio piped in from off-stage, some are up front near the audience, and some take place in the background around the sparse office set. The common denominator is the use of aggressively foul language and the outrage at the abuse of power and poor priorities of the government of the US since the 9/11 attacks. At times it was really, really funny, and sometimes it made me really angry myself. It is a bit rough in spots, and I don't think I could take more than a hour of its frenetic pace, but I do recommend seeing it. It plays one more weekend, and then it's gone!

Things like this make me so glad I live in Austin.
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