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Nov052017

The BIGGEST little Theatre Festival 2017

BRÜKA THEATRE PRESENTS - THE BIGGEST little THEATRE FESTIVAL 2017

Performances Dates:  November 9 – 12, 2017

The sixth annual BIGGEST little Theatre Festival at Brüka Theatre is a showcase for original theatre pieces featuring traditional and nontraditional performances created by local and regional performance artists. Some of these pieces have gone on to perform in National Fringe Festivals. This small festival features up to 4 performances a day over 4 days in our downtown Sub-Brüka space. Each performance is under 50 minutes in length.  Groups receive a portion of the ticket sales. 

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Monday
Apr162012

God of Carnage

BRÜKA THEATRE ANNOUNCES THE NEVADA PREMIERE OF -

THE GOD OF CARNAGE
A knock-about farce

Written by Yasmina Reza

Adapted by Christopher Hampton

Directed by Tony DeGeiso

Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

MAY 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 23*, 24, 25, 26  2012 @ 8 PM
Matinee MAY 20  @ 2 PM**

*Wednesday night show

**Matinee followed by a talk back with the company

Reno, NV.  Brüka Theatre presents The God Of Carnage, written by Yasmina Reza and adapted by Christopher Hampton.  Tony DeGeiso directs this wickedly funny play that asks what happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime?   This Tony award winning 90-minute dark comedy enjoyed a successful run on Broadway in 2009 – 2010 and enjoys its Nevada debut at Brüka Theatre.  Described as a comedy of manners without manners, The God Of Carnage features actors Bradford Ka’ai’ai, Kristin Moffitt, Gary Cremeans and Mary Bennett behaving badly in bad circumstances. Strong language.  Suggested for mature audiences only.  (Ages 15 and over).

The God of Carnage opens Friday, May 4, 2012 followed by a post show opening night champagne reception. The God of Carnage plays for 13 total performances: MAY 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 23*, 24, 25, 26 2012 @ 8 PM.   Matinee MAY 20  @ 2  PM (May 23rd is a Wednesday night show) There is a Sunday matinee on May 20  @ 2 PM followed by a talk back with the company. The doors open a half an hour before curtain time.

Reservations are available through our box office at (775) 323-3221 or on our website at www.bruka.org. Box-office hours are 1 - 5 pm Wednesday through Friday and 12 - 4 pm Saturday. Individual tickets are $18 for general $16 for students, seniors and military and all tickets are $20 at the door. We validate convenient parking at the Parking Gallery on First and Sierra Street.   Bruka Theatre is located at 99 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV  89501.

Wednesday
Feb292012

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).

The Wild Party opens Friday, March 9, 2012 followed by a post show opening night champagne reception. The Wild Party plays for 19 total performances: March 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31. April 4, 5, 6, 7,  12, 13, 14, 2012. (April 4th is a Wednesday night show) There is a Sunday matinee on March 18  @ 2 PM followed by a talk back with the company. The doors open a half an hour before curtain time. No one under the age of 17 recommended.

Friday
Jan202012

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.

Thursday
Nov032011

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

 The Timeless Holiday Tradition

Written by Charles Dickens

Adapted and Directed by Michael Grimm

December 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 2011

Matinee December 18 @ 2 PM

Reno, NV.  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 the19th 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. Much like the original theatrical storytelling that Dickens used to perform, himself, this production is a hybrid of a staged reading and a theatrical performance piece. A theatrical experience that is equivalent to cracking open an ancient tome and telling  Christmas stories by the light of a yule log. It's sure to give you and your family a healthy dose of the "Christmas Spirit."

This Christmas Carol revival opens Friday, December 9, 2011 and plays for 10 total performances December 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 2011 with a December18 matinee at 2 PM. Enjoy a post show opening night champagne reception. The shows run Thursdays through Saturdays with evening shows at 8:00 pm with two Wednesday night shows during the run. The Sunday matinee on December 6 is followed by a talkback with the company and audience.  The doors open a half an hour before curtain time.