"Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?"--Johnny Rotten, San Francisco,
Rock-cultural critic Greil Marcus' book Lipstick Traces is not
only an unparalleled celebration of punk rock, but one of the great
commentaries on radical 20th-century cultural movements. In this uproarious
theatrical adaptation by Texas-based performance collective Rude Mechs,
Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren joins forces with a manic Dr. Narrator
to trace those spontaneous, outrageous movements in our culture that
raised no monuments. When our guides come to doubt the truth of history,
they search for its alternative, and ask its selling price as a commodity.
"A rock concert for your head . . . loud, defiant, informative, funny,
literate, physical, and quick"(Austin Chronicle).
For more information on the
Rude Mechs collective, please visit www.rudemechs.com.
RUDE MECHS AND GREIL MARCUS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2 PM
FOR ATTENDEES WITHOUT PAID PERFORMANCE TICKET
Greil Marcus discusses Rude Mechs' theatrical translation of his book
Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century. A former
editor at Rolling Stone and Creem and a regular contributor
to Salon.com, Esquire, and Interview, Marcus' books
include Double Trouble: Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley in a Land
of No Alternatives, Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock
'N' Roll Music, and Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement
OUT THERE 14 IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART WITH FUNDS FROM
THE MCKNIGHT FOUNDATION AND THE WALKER'S DORIS DUKE FUND FOR JAZZ AND
DANCE. PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY CITY PAGES.