Arts This Week, April 11th, 2018

~By Dana Nollsch~

Are you looking for some fun things to do this weekend?

The weather looks to be a bit iffy, so let’s check out what we can do that will keep us out of the impending storms.


This weekend is a one weekend only showing of “New Canula” at Restless Artists Theatre Company.

“New Canula” Photo by Dana Nollsch

“New Canula” is wonderful and sentimental. Written by Gary Cremeans II in honor of his grandmother this play is funny and brilliant.

This is part of what I wrote in January of 2017

“Some of you have seen New Canula at Bruka Theater’s Biggest Little Theater Festival or in one of the other festivals in Los Angeles or New York. New Canula is a playful and dark one-act play that deals with the emotions of loss and emptiness as two men come together in a most unusual way. This meeting is the start of what may end up being a wonderful friendship.”

“New Canula” has four showings this weekend, April 12,13,14 at 7:30 PM, doors open at 7:00 PM and a special matinee showing  April 15 at 2:00 PM, followed by Restless Artists Theatre Company’s season announcement.

For more information, check out Restless Artists Theatre Company’s website:


Reno Little Theater will be featuring The Reno Jazz Syndicate this Sunday on their Sunday Jazz at RLT.

“Founded in 2006, the Reno Jazz Syndicate is a musical community of performers, composers and bandleaders based out of the University of Nevada, Reno. The RJS promotes traditional and progressive jazz and blues, as well as other creative and improvisational musics in and around Reno/Tahoe. Members of the Reno Jazz Syndicate comprise many groups of varying musical styles, in both showcase and casual environments, and perform regularly in venues of all sizes. With an emphasis on original material, creative improvisation techniques, and artistic development, members of the the RJS are known as some of the most passionate and most professional musicians in Northern Nevada.”

Sunday Jazz at RLT is at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Reno Little Theater.

Here is a link to the Facebook event:


If you are looking for something to do in Carson City check out Artist Reception and Talk by Artist Fellow Bobbie Ann Howell on Tuesday, April 17 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

This will be held at the Nevada Arts Council located at 716 N Carson St, Carson City, Nevada 89701

Managed by the Artist Services Program at the Nevada Arts Council, the OXS Gallery is located at 716 N. Carson St., Suite A, in Carson City. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free.

Here is a link the Facebook event:


Are you looking for a role to play? Check out the auditions for “Abducting Diana” at Bruka Theater.

April 14, 2018 – 4:00 pm

Reno, NV 89509

Auditioning for: Actors and Actresses who are versatile in comedy and physical theatre and are comfortable with stage combat. Please prepare to COLD READ, no monologue needed.
Please bring headshot/resume. Doors open at 3:30 pm. Enter through the side door on First Street. Also looking for technical people and volunteers.

Diana: 30-50yrs
Young Man: 18-28yrs
Chief Kidnapper: 30-70yrs
Kidnapper 2: 18-70yrs
Kidnapper 3: 18-70yrs
Mother: 50-70yrs
Priest: 30-70yrs

Millionaire media boss Diana Forbes McKaye is kidnapped, but this ruthless magnate proves more resourceful than her clumsy abductors in this delight by the Nobel Prize-winning Italian playwright, Dario Fo. Are things what they seem? Who is in charge? Who masterminded the abduction? Who has the television rights to this premiere media event? Into this cocktail of chaos and double-dealing, Fo adds a gun-toting priest, a deranged altar boy, a kidnapper hiding in the fridge, pyromania and an explosive climax.

A Farcically Ruthless Media Circus
Written by Dario Fo Directed by Mary Bennett
MAY 25, 26, 31 JUNE 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 20A, 21, 22, 23


Here is the link for you to add your events to our Arts Community Calendar:

Our feature photo is “Face of Reno” by Christina Angelina.

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