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Wednesday
May252016

Mr. Burns, A Post - Electric Play

Mr. Burns Cast:  Jasmine Jiang, Lacey Mattison, Ryan Kelly,
Dylan Arnold, Scott Butler.  Photo Credit - Dana Nollsch.

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ARTSPOT MR. BURNS REVIEW 

BRÜKA THEATRE 23rd SEASON - RAISE YOUR VOICE 

MR. BURNS, A POST - ELECTRIC PLAY

A Mythically Sly & Bracing Dark Comedy

Written by Anne Washburn

Directed by Mary Bennett & Cami Thompson

Musical Director – Cami Thompson     

Choreographer – La Ronda Etheridge

JUNE 3, 4, 8(A = ARTIST NIGHT), 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25 @ 8 PM

MATINEE - JUNE 12  @ 2 PM   2016

Produced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French.

Reno, NV.   Brüka Theatre Presents – Mr. Burns, A Post - Electric Play.  Anne Washburn wrote this dramatic dark comedy musical after exploring what it would be like "to take a TV show and push it past the apocalypse and see what happened to it" and while she originally considered Friends, Cheers, and M*A*S*H, she ultimately settled on The Simpsons. Washburn held a workshop for a week in a bank vault beneath Wall Street, which was being used as a shared rehearsal space in 2008.  Mr. Burns played in NYC until October of 2013.  This is the northern Nevada premiere presentation of Mr. Burns.  Mr. Burns opens June 3 and plays through June 25, 2016.  Wednesday – Saturday shows begin at 8 PM.  The Sunday, June 12 matinee begins at 2 PM and is followed by a talkback with the company. 

 THE PLOT - Shortly after an unspecified apocalyptic event, a group of survivors gather together and begin to attempt to recount the episode "Cape Feare" of the television show The Simpsons. The second act picks up with the same group seven years later, who have now formed a theatrical troupe that specializes in performing Simpsons’ episodes, with commercials and all. The final act is set 75 years in the future. The same episode of The Simpsons, now a familiar mythos, has been reworked into a musical pageant, with the story, characters, and morals repurposed to fit the artistic and dramatic needs of a culture still reeling from destruction of civilization and the near-extinction of humanity decades earlier.

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Friday
Apr292016

BRUKA partners with The Aces - July 31, 2016

Friday
Apr292016

BRUKA PROM 2016 - A RENO RENAISSANCE

Thursday
Mar312016

Deathtrap at Bruka Theatre

News & Review DEATHTRAP Review - April 21, 2016

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DEATHTRAP

A Murder Mystery So Wickedly Good, It’s To Die For!

Written by Ira Levin  Directed by Michelle Merksamer

APRIL 15, 16, 20A, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30

MAY 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 @ 8 PM

MATINEES - APRIL 24 & MAY 1 (W/ TALKBACK) @ 2 PM    2016

Produced by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

 

Pictured: Mary Bennett, Michael Peters, Christoper Willson, (back) Michelle Merksamer,
David Simpson, Lynn Carasali, Lewis Zaumeyer & Riley Blossom McKinney 

Photo credit - Dana Nollsch 

Deathtrap is a treat for audiences offering plot twists and surprises at every turn. With references to a play within the play, it provides a behind the scenes look at creating engaging theater. Deathtrap holds the Broadway record for the longest running comedy-thriller and received a Tony Award Nomination for Best PlayDeathtrap was adapted into a film in 1982.  Deathtrap is directed by Michelle Merksamer and features Michael Peters, Christopher Willson, Mary Bennett, Lynn Carasali and Lewis Zaumeyer.

 

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Wednesday
Feb242016

THE SHAPE OF THINGS - Opens March 4 at Bruka Theatre

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CAST:  RYAN KELLY, SOPHIE MOELLER, IAN SORENSON, JAMIE WOODHAM

THE SHAPE OF THINGS

A Witty & Smart Lie Beneath The Studied Art of Cruelty

Written by Neil LaBute  Directed by Stacy Johnson

MARCH 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 23A, 24, 25, 26 @ 8 PM

MATINEES - MARCH 13 & 20 @ 2 PM   2016 

Reno, NV.  The Shape of Things is a 2001 play by American author and film director Neil LaBute.  Directed by Stacy Johnson, the central themes in The Shape of Things focus on the nature of stoicism, art, psychopathy, intimacy, explorations of love, and people's willingness to do things for love.  It is set in a small university town in the American Midwest and centers on the lives of four young students who become emotionally and romantically involved with each other.  The Shape Of Things stars Jamie Woodham, Ian Sorenson, Sophie Moeller and Ryan Kelly.

 

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