The Full-Stage Premiere of

The Dudleys!: A Family Game

by Leegrid Stevens           AUTHOR BIO

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]

Sponsored, in part, by a generous gift from Tito's Handmade Vodka through the Tito's Arts Exchange Program


The Dudleys!: A Family Game

 

Thursdays – Saturdays: $15 General Admission
(GACA/Senior/Student: $12 & Priority Seating: $20)

SEATING is LIMITED, Reserve Your Seats TODAY.

Wednesdays 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; the set design of Chase Staggs; the lighting design of Natalie George; the costume design of Benjamin Taylor Ridgway; the choreography of Melinda Rebman and Zenobia Taylor; the video designs of Dan Monceaux, Angela Hill, David Bengali, Jordan Rein, Josh Lampman, David Mauro, Camillo Munar, and Jake Witlenand; and original chip-tune music composed and performed live by Steven Gridley.

This evocative new play translates a young man’s adolescent memories 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 zombie shooting and treasure hunting against the three-dimensional sprawl of real life.

CAST     ARTISTIC STAFF & CREW     PRESS RELEASE
PREVIEW (CHRONICLE)     REVIEW (CHRONICLE)
DIRECTOR & PLAYWRIGHT ON KOOP RADIO
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37th ANNUAL B. IDEN PAYNE AWARDS
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