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By Richard Whittaker, August 27, 2007, 1:37pm, Newsdesk

One of the great advantages of drama over war is that there can be winners without a body count. So kudos to Austin thespians Rude Mechs, who scooped a major award at this year's massive Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland for their play Get Your War On.

We at Chronic rarely discuss matters of stage, far rather leaving it to our resident master of all thing theatrical Robert Faires, but last Thursday the local stage heroes beat out over 700 theatrical productions to take the Total Theatre Award for Best Original Work by a Collective/Ensemble, for their stage adaptation of David Rees' clip-art satire strip. Throw in universal four-star reviews from the UK critical establishment, and it was a pretty good run for the multi-media extravaganza. They'll be bringing the award-winning production back home to The Off-Center, Sept. 6 - 22.

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