Sunday, May 11, 2008

Rude Mechanicals Return

We just got back from seeing the Rude Mechanicals perform Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” at the Third Floor Arts Space at 810 Caroline Street. I vaguely remember the theater troupe from our early days in Fredericksburg, when my husband and I would see their shows in the pre-renovated downtown library, and after tonight’s production, I have to say I am ecstatic about their return. The actors did an outstanding job with this powerful drama, and the audience was completely riveted. You could hear a pin drop in the room. I know I praise just about all of the community and school productions I see, but if you can, you really should see this show. It’s Arthur Miller, so it’s not exactly a walk in the park, and the drama is very intense, but really, you should go. The loft space seats 75, and is a great venue for this type of production. We sat in the front row, within touching distance of the actors. I don’t even know who was in the cast or the exact dates of the performances, since there were no programs, and I don’t even have a photo to post. I just know the play runs through May 18, the show starts at 8 pm, tickets are $5, and you can call 373-4324 for more info.

1 comment:

Todd Pristas said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments about "All My Sons." It was a pleasure to perform this show with such an amazing cast, and we wished we could've performed it longer than we had. There were many a long nights spent to get this production on it's feet, but the opportunity to perform a piece like this with the caliber of performers we had will forever be with us. The "Rudes" will continue to put up quality productions in the future, and we hope to get the news out a lot sooner next time around. Again, we thank you!....Regards, (Chris)