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Stop Hitting Yourself - 2014 - Off-Broadway

Part Pygmalion, part Busby Berkley, part self-help lexicon, Stop Hitting Yourself borrows from the plots of 1930's musicals to dig deep into the contemporary conservative dilemma: how to honor steely individualism without disavowing the virtue of charity -- all the while tap-dancing around a queso fountain. Commissioned by LCT3, Stop Hitting Yourself is a world premiere.

An ensemble-based theater collective, Rude Mechs (Austin, TX) has created a mercurial slate of original theatrical productions that represent a genre-defying cocktail of big ideas, cheap laughs, and dizzying spectacle. They perform their productions at their home base in Austin, Texas, as well as nationally and internationally. Rude Mechs productions seen previously Off-Broadway include Dionysus in 69 and Method Gun.


Running Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission

Claire Tow Theater

(New York, NY)
150 West 65 Street

Stop Hitting Yourself Off-Broadway Cast


by Michael Dale - January 29, 2014
Rude Mechs' madcap Brechtian vaudeville counters being charitable with looking out for one's self.