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Now Now Oh Now

Rude Mechanicals

Wed, Apr 22–Sat, Apr 25

Runtime TBA



Only 30 audience members per performance!

A triptych tribute to everyone’s inner geek, Now Now Oh Now marries serious scientific content with the playful pleasures of puzzles, gaming, and the undeniable satisfaction of Murder Mystery Theatre. This intimate performance features a locked room puzzle, a lecture on evolutionary biology, and the world’s weirdest night of Dungeons and Dragons—all woven together to create a picture of choice and chance shaping the world.

Since 1995, the Austin-based Rude Mechs has created a mercurial slate of twenty-three theatrical productions—a genre-defying cocktail of big ideas, cheap laughs, and dizzying spectacle. FringeArts has previously presented Rude Mechs’ The Method Gun (2011 Fringe Festival) and Get Your War On (2006 Fringe Festival).

Note: Audience experience is roaming: wear comfortable shoes and consider leaving big purses and bags at home.

Rude Mechanicals | Now Now Oh Now

“When evolution is a process with no arrival, the present becomes very important.” Thomas Graves, co-creator and performer


“Utterly engaging and a wonder unto itself.” Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Austin American-Statesman


$36 / Students and 25-and-under $15 / Members save 30%

*From Scratch: Show and Food Pairing
$50 / includes three-course meal and ticket
(does not include drinks and gratuity)
Reservations required for From Scratch tickets. Available for April 22 and April 23 performances only.

From Chef Peter Woolsey: 

Choose Your own adventure menu! Just like the books of my youth, we will write and present the menu to go with this show as a “choose your own adventure” menu. Diners will navigate the menu and choose their options accordingly.


First course
Wild mushroom tartine
Wild mushrooms cooked with cream and garlic and served over crusty grilled bread

Potato soup
Garlic, smoked bacon, nutmeg

Second course
Boar stew
Beer braised, carrots, potatoes

Salt cod gratin
Potatoes, herbs

Dark fruit and spirit pudding


Marzipan strawberry tart

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