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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”.

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