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The Medea Project - Local Perfomances



Directed & Created by Sandra Brunell Neace


BRUKA THEATRE:  JULY 29, 2012 @ 2 PM  Reception follows at The Wild River Grille!/page_Events

RENO LITTLE THEATRE:  AUGUST 3, 2012 @ 7:30 PM  Reception follows at RLT

GOOD LUCK MACBETH:  AUGUST 4, 2012 @ 7:30 PM  Reception follows at The Sierra Arts Foundation



Reno, NV.  The Medea Project directed and created by Sandra Brunell Neace has been accepted into the 2012 NY International Fringe Festival and will perform in New York City in mid August 2012. The Medea Project, an original work created by Neace and the Medeas, is based on the Greek Tragedy Medea exploring maternal filicide and the responsibilities of mothers, women and citizens in modern society. Creator Sandra Brunell Neace uses themes in Euripides’ Medea, translation by Nicholas Rudall, and blends writings by the play’s cast to create a tapestry of past and present with the deeply charged issue of maternal filicide in our society.  This ancient issue driven by human motivations crosses into the current day as Neace engages the audience with multi-media and draws from true stories that have shocked and saddened our nation.

The piece features actresses from northern Nevada whose work includes professional, regional and community theatre credits.  This unique, female driven theatre piece gives the audience the opportunity to witness the different human sides of this tragic event and give voice to not only judge and jury, but to Medea who has committed the unspeakable act of child murder. The Medea Project was originally commissioned by Brüka Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director Mary Bennett as a sister piece to Oedipus and was performed on the Brüka main stage during the 2011 Artown Festival. Donations and information on the facebook page: 

The NYC International Fringe Festival is a juried selection process and selects shows based on merit and artistic quality. Local theatres including Brüka Theatre, Reno Little Theatre and Good Luck Macbeth to raise funds and awareness for the project including the trip to New York will produce The Medea Project in late July and early August, 2012.  Each venue will host a reception following the performance.  All funds raised will go toward getting the production to the NY International Fringe Festival.

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LOCAL Reservations are available for each production through the hosting venue’s box offices or at the above ticket links.  Information is also available at Brüka’s box office:  (775) 323-3221 or on our website at Box-office hours are 1 - 5 pm Wednesday through Friday and 12 - 4 pm Saturday  All tickets are $20. 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.






The Wild Party (The Musical)


A Jazz Tinged Morality Tale about Passion, Lust & Consequences

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Directed by Mary Bennett

Musical Direction by Bill Quinby  Choreography by La Ronda Etheridge

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

MARCH 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
APRIL 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 2012 @ 8 PM   Matinee March 18 @ 2 PM

Reno, NV.  Brüka Theatre presents The Wild Party, a jazz tinged musical based on the boozy, violent, narrative poem about a 1920s party written in 1928 by Joseph Moncure March.  The Wild Party, with parallels to our world today – our politics, our social issues and our culture is a rowdy, decadent musical that tells the story of Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville couple whose relationship is marked by vicious behavior and recklessness, mirroring the times in which they live. They decide to throw a party to end all parties, inviting an assortment of people living on the edge for one wild evening in their Manhattan apartment. As the party plays out, relationships are forged and torn apart, and it ultimately becomes the greatest night they'll ever regret. The Wild Party is a musical morality tale about the consequences of actions in an age of unreason.  Sexual situations & language.  Suggested for mature audiences only.  (Ages 17 and over).

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