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Thursday
Jun282012

Orpheus Descending

Thursday
Jun282012

Orpheus Descending opens July 6, 2012 at Bruka Theatre

BRÜKA THEATRE ANNOUNCES THE ARTOWN PRODUCTION OF-

ORPHEUS DESCENDING

Passion. Courage.  Conviction.

Written by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Stacey Spain

Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

 

JULY 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18* 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 (Closes on Friday Night)
Matinee  JULY 15, 2012 @ 2 PM**

*Wednesday night show

**Matinee followed by a talk back with the company

Reno, NV.  Stacey Spain directs Tennessee Williams Orpheus Descending at Brüka Theatre on the centennial year of the author’s birth and as part of the 16th annual Artown festival. This is Williams’ take on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice as set in the South, the perfect American equivalent for emotional repression and alienation.  First produced in 1940 as the Battle of Angels, it was his ultimate ode to his youth and took him four produced versions and 17 years to complete.  It is the modern telling of Orpheus who descended into hell to rescue his wife Eurydice, a journey doomed to failure. Williams' concept of hell is a small Southern town infested with gossip, hypocrisy and racism. But beneath the surface it is a play about unanswered questions that haunt the hearts of the characters. Repression, passion and sacrifice are themes Williams worked with in many of his better-known plays - this play explores the themes with courage and conviction.

Orpheus Descending, during the month of July, is part of the 16th  annual Artown festival, July 2011. The month-long summer arts festival features more than 400 events produced by more than 100 cultural organizations and businesses in locations citywide, with major funding provided by the City of Reno.

Orpheus Descending opens Friday, July 6, 2012 followed by a post show opening night champagne reception. Orpheus Descending plays for 13 total performances: JULY 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18* 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
Matinee  JULY 15, 2012 @ 2 PM followed by a talk back with the company. (July 18 is a Wednesday night show) The doors for all shows open half an hour before curtain time.

Tuesday
Jun052012

How I Learned To Drive Press Photo

Pictured: Jamie Plunkett & Bradford Ka'ai'ai

Photo Credit:  Dana Nollsch

Monday
May282012

How I Learned To Drive - Opens June 8, 2012

How I Learned To Drive

The rules of life from behind the wheel

Written by Paula Vogel
Directed by Sandra Brunell Neace

Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

JUNE 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 20* 21, 22, 23 Matinee JUNE 10, 2012 @ 2 PM**

 

*Wednesday night show
**Matinee followed by a talk back with the company

Reno, NV.  Sandra Brunell Neace directs How I Learned To Drive written by Paula Vogel who won the Pulitzer Prize for this play. This wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival is seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. How I Learned to Drive is noteworthy for the many awards that it has won, including the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for drama. The play enjoyed an off-Broadway revival this year in New York. Neace adapted The Medea Project for the Brüka stage last season.  Strong language.  Suggested for mature audiences only.  (Ages 18 and over).

How I Learned To Drive opens Friday, June 8, 2012 followed by a post show opening night champagne reception. How I Learned To Drive plays for 10 total performances: June 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 20*, 21, 22, 23 2012 @ 8 PM.   Sunday Matinee JUNE 10  @ 2  PM followed by a talk back with the company. (June 20 is a Wednesday night show) The doors for all shows open a half an hour before curtain time.

Reservations are available through our box office at (775) 323-3221 or on our website at www.bruka.org. Box-office hours are 1 - 5 pm Wednesday through Friday and 12 - 4 pm Saturday. Individual tickets are $18 for general $16 for students, seniors and military and all tickets are $20 at the door. We validate convenient parking at the Parking Gallery on First and Sierra Street.   Bruka Theatre is located at 99 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV  89501.

Wednesday
Apr112012

The God Of Carnage

BRÜKA THEATRE ANNOUNCES THE NEVADA PREMIERE OF -

THE GOD OF CARNAGE
A knock-about farce

Written by Yasmina Reza

Adapted by Christopher Hampton

Directed by Tony DeGeiso

Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

MAY 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 23*, 24, 25, 26  2012 @ 8 PM
Matinee MAY 20  @ 2 PM**

*Wednesday night show

**Matinee followed by a talk back with the company

Reno, NV.  Brüka Theatre presents The God Of Carnage, written by Yasmina Reza and adapted by Christopher Hampton.  Tony DeGeiso directs this wickedly funny play that asks what happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime?   This Tony award winning 90-minute dark comedy enjoyed a successful run on Broadway in 2009 – 2010 and enjoys its Nevada debut at Brüka Theatre.  Described as a comedy of manners without manners, The God Of Carnage features actors Bradford Ka’ai’ai, Kristin Moffitt, Gary Cremeans and Mary Bennett behaving badly in bad circumstances. Strong language.  Suggested for mature audiences only.  (Ages 15 and over).

The God of Carnage opens Friday, May 4, 2012 followed by a post show opening night champagne reception. The God of Carnage plays for 13 total performances: MAY 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 23*, 24, 25, 26 2012 @ 8 PM.   Matinee MAY 20  @ 2  PM (May 23rd is a Wednesday night show) There is a Sunday matinee on May 20  @ 2 PM followed by a talk back with the company. The doors open a half an hour before curtain time.

Reservations are available through our box office at (775) 323-3221 or on our website at www.bruka.org. Box-office hours are 1 - 5 pm Wednesday through Friday and 12 - 4 pm Saturday. Individual tickets are $18 for general $16 for students, seniors and military and all tickets are $20 at the door. We validate convenient parking at the Parking Gallery on First and Sierra Street.   Bruka Theatre is located at 99 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV  89501.