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Sunday
Feb172013

Doubt: A Parable

 

Brüka Theatre Proudly Presents -

Doubt:  a Parable 

Written by John Patrick Shanley

Directed by Sandra Brunell Neace

March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 2013

Matinee:  March 17, 2013 at 2 PM

Tickets:  $16 Students/Seniors * $18 General * All Tickets $20 At the Door


Reno, NV.  Opening March 1, Brüka Theatre proudly presents: Doubt – A Parable. Written by John Patrick Shanley, Doubt has been honored with many awards including the 2005 Tony Award for Best Play and the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This compelling drama explores the moral uncertainty of today's society.  Set in a 1960’s catholic church, Shanley explores the truth of human behavior in the style of an old fashioned detective story. Directed by Sandra Brunell Neace who adapted The Medea Project for the Brüka Stage last season. 

 

Cast of Doubt at Bruka Theatre.  Photo Credit - Dana Nollsch

Doubt runs March 1 through March 23, 2013 at Brüka Theatre in downtown Reno.  Opening night (March 1) enjoys a post-show champagne reception with catering by the Wild River Grille.   Wednesday (one Wednesday show – March 20) through Saturday shows at 8 PM with one Sunday matinee performances on March 17 at 2 PM. The customary matinee talkback with the company will immediately follow the matinee performance. 

Reservations are recommended for Doubt.  Call our box office at 775.323-3221 or visit us at 99 N. Virginia St.  Reno. Reservations for all events and shows are available through our box office at (775) 323-3221. Box-office hours are 1 to 5 Wednesday and Friday, 2:30 – 6:30 Thursday and 12 – 4 on Saturdays or online at www.bruka.org.   Reservations are also available at the Melting Pot Emporium @ their new location: 1049 S. Virginia Street.  Reno. We validate convenient parking at the Parking Gallery on First and Sierra Street.  Check us out at www.bruka.org.  Online tickets are also available at Brownpapertickets.com.

ABOUT BRuKA THEATRE In their 20th season in downtown Reno, Brüka has been named “Best Theatre Company” by The News and Review fifteen years running.  Brüka Theatre is a leader in the region, recognized for its artists, productions and theatre for children series since it’s founding in 1992. Central to its commitment is the reinvestigation of contemporary and classic plays and developing new plays within Brüka’s Artistic Collective, which include winners of the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation artist grants and local best actor honors.  Brüka is a non- equity and not-for-profit theater company that has produced over 80 shows and enjoys two performance spaces, the main stage, with its unique couch seating holds 64 and the sub-Brüka space seats 44 in its downtown Reno location.  2012/2013 Season tickets are now on sale.  Go to the website at www.bruka.org.  The company is supported by grants from the Nevada Arts Council, The EL Cord foundation, The City of Reno and the Friends of Brüka Program. 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR Sandra Brunell Neace

Sandra Brunell Neace received her B.A. in Theater from The University of California at Riverside and her M.F.A. from The Actor's Studio Drama School in New York.  While in New York Sandra performed in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea at The Actors Studio.  In 2004, she wrote and directed a short independent film titled "Magda".  The film premiered in Reno in 2004 and was recently screened in NYC in May 2012 as part of the Assdance Film Festival.  Sandra is currently a part-time instructor at The University of Nevada Reno in the Theater Department and an artist in residence through The Sierra Arts Foundation.  She has acted in many plays on both the East and West coasts and has directed theater at both Brüka Theatre and The Studio on 4th.  Her latest project was a Readers Theater ArtBox for The Sierra Arts Foundation, which addressed the epidemic of bullying in today's society.  Sandra is currently on staff at The Brüka Theater. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR John Patrick Shanley

Nicknamed “Bard of he Bronx”.  His play "Doubt" has won several awards for outstanding dramatic play including: the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, the 2004-2005 Drama Desk Award and the 2005 Tony Award. Successful playwright of such works as "Savage In Limbo" and "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea". Whenever possible, he directs his plays as well. After he was thrown out of Catholic school in New York, he attended the private Thomas Moore Prep School in Harrisville, New Hampshire. He then returned to New York and attended New York University, left to enlist in the military and then returned to finish university on the G.I. Bill. He graduated in 1977 as valedictorian. Directed four Oscar nominated performances: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis, all of them for their work in “Doubt”.

Thursday
Jan032013

The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? Opening January 18, 2013

Brüka Theatre Proudly Presents -

The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?

Written by Edward Albee

Directed by Jamie Woodham Plunkett

January 18, 19, 24, 25, 26  February 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 2013

Matinee:  January 27, 2013 at 2 PM

Tickets:  $16 Students/Seniors  $18 General  All Tickets $20 At the Door

Reno, NV.  Opening January 18, 2013, Brüka Theatre presents The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?  In this dark comedy written by Edward Albee, a successful and professional couple has their world turned up side down by an act of infidelity and....love?  A powerfully confronting and darkly comedic story involving Martin- an architect, Stevie- his wife, Billy- their son, and Ross- a family friend and witness to it all.  Albee subtitles this play "Notes towards a definition of tragedy".  Jamie Woodham Plunkett directs this classic comedy - tragedy with modern twists.  The Goat was the winner of both the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Play. 

The Goat or Who is Sylvia runs January 18 through February 9, 2013 at Brüka Theatre in downtown Reno.  Opening night (January 18) enjoys a post-show champagne reception with catering by the Wild River Grille.   Wednesday (one Wednesday show – February 6) through Saturday shows at 8 PM with one Sunday matinee performances on January 27 at 2 PM. The customary matinee talkback with the company will immediately follow the matinee performance. 

 

Reservations are recommended for The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?  Call our box office at 775.323-3221 Brüka Theatre.  Or visit us at 99 N. Virginia St.  Reno. Reservations for all events and shows are available through our box office at (775) 323-3221. Box-office hours are 1 to 5 Wednesday and Friday, 2:30 – 6:30 Thursday and 12 – 4 on Saturdays or online at www.bruka.org.   Reservations are also available at the Melting Pot Emporium @ their new location: 1049 S. Virginia Street.  Reno. We validate convenient parking at the Parking Gallery on First and Sierra Street.  Check us out at www.bruka.org.  Online tickets are also available at Brownpapertickets.com.

ABOUT BRuKA THEATRE In their 20th season in downtown Reno, Brüka has been named “Best Theatre Company” by The News and Review fifteen years running.  Brüka Theatre is a leader in the region, recognized for its artists, productions and theatre for children series since it’s founding in 1992. Central to its commitment is the reinvestigation of contemporary and classic plays and developing new plays within Brüka’s Artistic Collective, which include winners of the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation artist grants and local best actor honors.  Brüka is a non- equity and not-for-profit theater company that has produced over 80 shows and enjoys two performance spaces, the main stage, with its unique couch seating holds 64 and the sub-Brüka space seats 44 in its downtown Reno location.  2012/2013 Season tickets are now on sale.  Go to the website at www.bruka.org.  The company is supported by grants from the Nevada Arts Council, The EL Cord foundation, The City of Reno and the Friends of Brüka Program.

 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR JAMIE WOODHAM PLUNKETT
Jamie is a 30-year-old Nevada native and theatre baby. She found her passion young and has stuck with it ever since. You can find her on stage, behind the scenes or in the director’s chair. Jamie has also been involved in a few independent films and commercials and has taken classes at The Acting Corps, in L.A. and Del Arte in Blue Lake California.  At Brüka Jamie has directed Psycho Beach Party, acted in numerous productions including Amadeus, ‘Night Mother, Richard III, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Five Women Wearing The Same Dress and The Weber Family ChristmasJamie also played Medea in the original show: The Medea Project which premiered at Brüka Theatre in 2011 and performed this past August in The New York City International Fringe Festival.   

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR EDWARD ALBEE

Some call Edward Albee “The world’s greatest living playwright”. Albee has won three Pulitzer prizes for drama (Including Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, Seascape and Three Tall Women). Known for works such as The Zoo Story (1958), The Sandbox (1959), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962), and a rewrite of the book for the unsuccessful musical Breakfast at Tiffany's an adaptation of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's (1966). His works are considered well-crafted, often unsympathetic examinations of the modern condition. His early works reflect a mastery and Americanization of the Theatre of the Absurd that found its peak in works by European playwrights such as Samuel Beckett, Eugène Ionesco, and Jean Genet. Younger American playwrights, such as Paula Vogel, credit Albee's daring mix of theatricality and biting dialogue with helping to reinvent the post-war American theatre in the early 1960s. Albee continues to experiment in works, such as The Goat: or, Who Is Sylvia? (2002).

 

 

Wednesday
Dec122012

Bruka 2012 Winter Season Ticket Special.

Great for gifts.  Great for YOU!  Contact Bruka at 775.323.3221 or email us at boxofficebruka@gmail.com

Monday
Dec032012

Buttcracker 4 Sold Out. Tickets may be available at the door.

We are excited that we are officially sold out for the run of The Buttcracker 4, but want you to know there may still be a way to see the show.  Our waiting list starts each night 1/2 before curtain time and each night, after we seat our reservations we are able to get a few people in.  Sometimes there is lots of room!  So the possibility is there.  Line up earlier than 7:30 with a hot toddie and we will see you at The Buttcracker!  All tickets are $25 at the door.  Thank you so much for your support and excitement this holiday season and throughout the year. 

Wednesday
Nov282012

Buttcracker 4 For Tommy

Brüka Theatre Proudly Presents -

BUTTCRACKER 4 ~ Zombie Apocalypse

A BUTTCRACKER FOR TOMMY  12-12-12

SPECIAL FUNDRAISER FOR TOM PLUNKETT
To Kick Cancer’s “Butt”cracker

ALL TICKETS $25
(No Season Tickets or Gift Certificates To This Special Evening as ALL Ticket Monies go to Tom.)

We hope you will give your support to a very special “Buttcracker 4” to help kick cancer’s “Buttcracker” in the name of Tom Plunkett a talented and well-known Reno actor, director, musician and Buttcracker alum who has been undergoing treatment for throat cancer.  His aggressive medical treatment has greatly affected his ability to work, let alone create.  So let’s help him have a very special Christmas and New Year by coming to Brüka on 12-12-12 and giving from the heart.  All ticket sales will go directly to Tom.  If you would like to make donations in Tom’s name to Brüka we will make sure he gets all of the funds.  Tickets are available through Brüka Theatre or:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/281605


Tom Plunkett as Sugar Plum.  Buttcracker 2.

About Buttcracker 4:  Back by popular demand Buttcracker IV – Zombie Apocalypse fills the community with a ridiculous holiday spirit holidays beginning November 16 and playing through December 21, 2012.   Brüka dances its pants off in this ridiculous parody based on the holiday favorite The Nutcracker. This eclectic, hilarious and original performance experience is laced with Brüka’s exciting performance style and features favorites from the past 3 productions. 

The Buttcracker 4 runs November 12 through December 21, 2012. Wednesday through Saturday shows at 8 PM with 2 Sunday matinee performances on November 25 and December 9 at 2 PM. The customary matinee talkback with the company will immediately follow the December 9 matinee performance.
Reservations are recommended for Buttcracker 4  Call our box office at 775.323-3221 Brüka Theatre.  Or visit us at 99 N. Virginia St.  Reno.


Reservations for all events and shows are available through our box office at (775) 323-3221. Box-office hours are 1 to 5 Wednesday and Friday, 2:30 – 6:30 Thursday and 12 – 4 on Saturdays or online at www.bruka.org.   Reservations are also available at the Melting Pot Emporium @ their new location: 1049 S. Virginia Street.  Reno. We validate convenient parking at the Parking Gallery on First and Sierra Street.  Check us out at www.bruka.org.