Brüka Theatre Proudly Presents –
A Strategy To Love Just Being Yourself
Written by Willy Russell
Directed by Kristin Moffitt
Featuring Mary Bennett
MAY 31 JUNE 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2013 at 8 PM
Matinee: JUNE 9 at 2 PM
Tickets: $16 Students/Seniors * $18 General * All Tickets $20 At the Door
Reno, NV. Shirley Valentine comes back to the Brüka stage. Written by Willy Russell, who, like all the best folk artists, holds up familiar aspects of life for inspection and enjoyment. He is an instinctive feminist and expresses a radical desire for people to improve their lives and see themselves with more dignity. This witty, buoyant comedy explores the wild strategy a middle-aged woman comes up with to love just being herself. Mary Bennett revives her role as Shirley Valentine, directed by Kristin Moffitt who was recently seen on stage in God Of Carnage at Brüka.
Shirley Valentine plays May 31 through June 22, 2013 at Brüka Theatre in downtown Reno. Opening night (May 31) enjoys a post-show champagne reception with catering by the Wild River Grille. Thursday through Saturday with one Wednesday night show – June 19. All evening shows play at 8 PM with one Sunday matinee performances on June 9 at 2 PM. The customary matinee talkback with the company will immediately follow the matinee performance.
Reservations are recommended for Shirley Valentine. 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 AUTHOR - Willy Russell is well known as the writer of plays and films such as Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine, Our Day Out, and the musical Blood Brothers. His work has attracted huge and appreciative audiences all over the world and his plays and musicals have won countless awards. His first novel, The Wrong Boy, published in 2000, has been translated into fifteen languages. What is perhaps less well known is that Willy has been writing songs since the early 1960s. He wrote not only the book and the lyrics but also the score for his musical Blood Brothers (in continuous production for the past twenty odd years). Add to this the fact that he has provided the scores for the feature films, Shirley Valentine, Dancin' Thru The Dark and numerous other projects.