BRÜKA THEATRE Proudly presents ~ MACBETH
POWER INTRIGUE DEVASTATION
(Reno, NV). The first play of the 2012-2013 season, Macbeth roars into October with a new vision by director Joe Atack. “Imagine a time and place not too far from our own. A country devastated by civil war where the fate of the nation hangs in the balance - this is where we find ourselves in Macbeth. In strange, uncertain and dangerous times the Macbeths seize power bringing with them a reign of blood and terror. Fusing elements of the modern world and the past this production will follow the Macbeths into the darkest corners of the mind, as Shakespeare continues to prove the master of exploring the human condition”.
Written by William Shakespeare in the early 1600s, Macbeth was the first play Brüka produced in its current space at 99 N. Virginia Street in 1997.
Macbeth runs October 12 through October 26, 2012, Wednesday through Saturday shows at 8 PM with a Sunday matinee performance on October 14 at 2 PM. Special to this performance, Attack will host a “Shakespeare Conversation” at 1:00 before the Sunday performance. The customary matinee talkback with the company will immediately follow the performance.
Reservations are recommended for Macbeth. 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.
About The Director – JOE ATACK
Joe Atack was born and raised in northern England and attended the Electric Theatre School in Barnsley before gaining a place at The Arden School of Theatre, a conservatory school in Manchester, UK. After graduating Mr. Atack worked on many theatre, radio and TV productions around the UK, set up two small theatre companies and toured extensively with Artizani Street Theatre Company. Joe has a long standing love of Shakespeare and has played several Shakespeare roles in the U.K. and U.S. his favorites include Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, The title role in Macbeth, Peter Quince and Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Tyrell in Richard III. In 2007 he was brought out to Nevada to work for Nevada Shakespeare Company (NSC) as a director, actor, teacher and company manager. Working with NSC Joe helped he helped form a partnership with Lake Tahoe Shakespeare (LTSF) Festival. In 2010 he became LTSF’s first director of education. As well as running the Education programs for the festival, Joe is also a member of the LTSF acting company. Joe has taught acting, improvisation and Shakespeare workshops in the U.K., Switzerland and U.S.