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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In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play



A Victorian Hysterical

Written by Sarah Ruhl  Directed by Karen Chandler

January 27, 28 February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2012 @ 8 PM
Matinee February 12  @ 2 PM

Doors open a half an hour before curtain time.

Reno, NV.  Brüka Theatre presents In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play.   This comedy about marriage, intimacy, and electricity is written by award winning playwright Sarah Ruhl and Directed by Karen Chandler.  Nominated for three Tony awards, the play is set in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity and based on the bizarre historical fact that doctors used vibrators to treat 'hysterical' women (and some men). Ruhl centers her play on "how we separate our bodily functions and labor and love" examining the nature of marriage and what it truly means to love someone.  In The Next Room, or the vibrator play premiered at Berkeley Rep in 2009.  No one under the age of 17 recommended. 

In The Next Room, or the vibrator play opens Friday, January 27, 2012 followed by a post show opening night champagne reception. In The Next Room (or the vibrator play) shows for 13 total performances: January 27 & 28.  February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 15 (February 15th is a special Wednesday night show) 16, 17, 18, 2012.  There is a Sunday matinee on February 12  @ 2 PM followed by a talk back with the company. The doors open a half an hour before curtain time.



A Christmas Carol

Brüka Theatre presents A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens and is adapted and directed for three actors by Michael Grimm. Brüka’s second show of the 19th season is a story of redemption and of the power of the Christmas spirit that has become an unrivaled holiday tradition in the English-speaking world. The revival of Brüka Theatre’s original adaption of Dickens' masterpiece casts three actors, Bob Grimm, Mary Bennett and Michael Grimm, to portray more than 20 characters on a minimalist set, with an original soundtrack by Gary Kephart and Wolfgang Price. This production gives the audience the unique opportunity to experience the story with the much neglected narration of Dickens as it’s centerpiece.  It's sure to give you and your family a healthy dose of the "Christmas Spirit."

December 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 at 8pm
Matinee, December 18 at 2pm

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Freaker's Ball - Sat. Oct. 29th 8pm

DECOY plays the 2011 Freakers Ball. Great music! Great Dancing. Great Costumes & Costume Contest. Raffle. Games. Good peeps! All goes to Bruka Theatre's 2011/2012 Season! Tickets art $20 in Advance $25 at the door.!

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It Can't Happen Here!

Brüka Theatre presents a play reading at the top of the 2011-2012 season on Monday night, October 24, 2011 at 7 PM.  Brüka joins theatres across the USA to read “It Can’t Happen Here,” celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Federal Theatre Project and its historical production of Sinclair Lewis' and John C. Moffitt's powerful drama. Readings in theaters, art centers and living rooms across the country will follow the spirit of the original production, which opened in 22 theaters in 18 US cities on October 27, 1936 and was seen by more than 316,000 people.

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