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If you did not audition for the season and would be suitable for any of the following roles, please send an email to  Arrangements will be made between you and the director

We are also looking for technical people and volunteers.Questions?  Contact us via email at:  Or leave a message at 775-323-3221 


Written by:  David Lindsay - Abaire     Directed by: Stacey Spain
Performs:  May 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 @ 8 PM
June  3A, 4, 5, 6 @ 8 PM  Sunday Matinee:  May 24 @ 2 PM

CALL:  Looking for African American Actress who can play 25 – 30. 

THE FULL MONTY (Musical Comedy)
Book by Terrence McNally and score by David Yazb
Directed by:  Androo Allen  Musical Director:  Tony Degeiso
June 26, 27 @ 8 PM  July 2, 3, 4, 8A, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, August 1 @ 8 PMSUNDAY MATINEE’S:  July 12, 19 @ 2 PM

CALL:  Black male singer/actor. Needs to play age 40 

The American Melodrama of Tiburcio Vasquez - Notorious California Bandit. 

CALL BACKS/AUDITIONS will be September 21st,  2014 @ 2:00 PM. 
If you are interested in auditioning for Bandido by Luiz Valdez, please bring headshot/resume.
Brüka Theatre, 99 N. Virginia Street, Reno.  Enter in side door on First Street.

We are also looking for technical people and volunteers.

Bandido!” is an anti-melodrama that takes place during the Gold Rush. It is a play with in a play. At the center of the play is Tiburcio Vasquez, in one light, a resistance fighter to his people, in another, a desperado whose story has become part of the American mythology of the Old West. He was the last man to be legally, publically executed in California, hanged in San Jose in 1875. The brave villain or hero, tells his story through flashbacks. While Vasquez is in jail, he sells photographs of himself for fifty cents. He makes his stories of love, jealousy, and betrayal come to life. Valdez, in “Bandido” is not only famous for his exploits but for his womanizing. He leaves his money and inheritance to Rosario and the daughter he had with her.

Rehearsals - Rehearsals for Bandido! will take place from January-February, 2014 with a read-thru prior this fall.

More information - For more information, contact Tami Castillo Shelton at 775-750-3046 (cell) or

Characters of Bandido!: 

The Jail -

Tiburcio Vasquez, notorious California bandit. 

Sheriff J.H. Adams, Sheriff of Santa Clara County.

Samuel P. Gillette, an Impresario.

Jimmy, a young deputy. 

Pettigrew, an older deputy.

Lady in Black, a French journalist.

Mrs. Gillette, an actress.

Assorted Ladies, visitors.



The Melodrama -

Tiburcio Vasquez, the Capitan.

California Kate, a madam.

Daisy Dolittle, a soiled dove.

Other Soiled Doves, ensemble.

Abdon Leiva, Chilean Miner.

Rosario Leiva, his wife.

Cleodovio Chavez, a sheepherder.

Rita Madrid, Fandango dancer.

Fiddler Feliz, a blind fiddler.

Gonzalez, a Mexican.

Moreno, an ex-aristocrat.

A. Snyder, Tres Pinos storekeeper.

Mrs. Snyder, his wife.

Lewis, a young customer.

Basque Sheepherder, a murder victim.

Andres Pico, California general.

Old Gabriel, indio servant.

Soledad, a midwife.

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