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 Play. Deathtrap 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.
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.
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
A Portrait in Courage
Written by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
Directed by Holly Natwora
JANUARY 22, 23, 27A, 28, 29, 30
FEBRUARY 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13 @ 8 PM
MATINEES - JAN 24, 31 @ 2 PM 2016 ADDED: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016
Reno, NV. In this gripping and intimate stage adaptation of The Diary Of Anne Frank at Brüka Theatre, director Holly Natwora focuses on the courage and continued belief in the goodness of people described in Anne’s diary that was saved from the Nazi’s after Anne’s capture. This belief became a beacon of survival despite the desperate circumstances in which Anne Frank and her family found themselves when they decided to go into hiding for two years during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. With a stellar cast, the play absorbs audiences into the experience of this profound and symbolic time and the life of a courageous family and their friends who decided to hide together in order to protect their children despite the great risks surrounding them. The story also illuminates the coming-of-age of a complex, passionate young girl as she falls in love, grows into a woman and struggles to survive with her family amid the chaos of war and religious persecution. It also offers hope for the fate of humanity in the face of unthinkable cruelty.