Not Every Mountain

an original work by Rude Mechs
directed by Thomas Graves
with text by Kirk Lynn and original
compositions by Peter Stopschinksi


About the show

For the first time in its history, the Guthrie will host Austin, TX-based theater collective Rude Mechs (aka Rude Mechanicals) in a development residency to present their latest original work Not Every Mountain, a beguiling meditation on change and permanence. Set against the backdrop of a soft-spoken rumination on life, relationships and ephemerality, performers use simple elements like string, cardboard and magnets to make giant mountains slowly rise, shift and grow. With some help from the audience, the mountains come alive, the seasons change and the moon makes its way across the sky.

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Dowling Studio

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Age Recommendation

We recommend children be 12+, but admit children as young as 8.


ASL, Audio Described and Open Captioned performances are available on select dates. 

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Ticket Prices

All tickets in the Dowling Studio are $9. Seating is General Admission.

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Through the Level Nine Series, we’ve devoted our ninth floor to access for all and the creation of theater that wrestles with urgent questions and inspires dialogue. 

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