The Rude Mechs in Stop Hitting Yourself.
The Rude Mechs in Stop Hitting Yourself.
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LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Austin-based theater collective Rude Mechs' world premiere of Stop Hitting Yourself will begin performances at The Claire Tow Theater on January 15 and run through February 13. Opening night will take place on January 27.

Stop Hitting Yourself is described as part Pygmalion, part Busby Berkeley, and part self-help lexicon. The events take place around an annual charity ball at which a single worthy cause is chosen to benefit from the Queen's Annual Good Deed. The story examines how to honor individualism without disavowing the virtue of charity.

The cast includes Thomas Graves, Heather Hanna, Joey Hood, Hannah Kenah, Lana Lesley, E. Jason Liebrecht, and Paul Soileau. Stop Hitting Yourself is written by Kirk Lynn and directed by Shawn Sides.

The show features sets by Mimi Lien, costumes by Emily Rebholz, lighting by Brian H Scott, and original music and sound by Graham Reynolds.

For tickets and more information, click here.