Backstage Review: ‘The Untamed’ at Bruka Theater

Fast action as the audience picks 33 scenes out of 99 in a high energy evening of laughs, go and see what happens when you unleash “The Untamed”.

~Photos and Review by Dana Nollsch~

During this Artown season, Bruka Theater is offering “The Untamed”; a high paced 99 scenes (offering 33 scenes each performance, picked by the audience). If this seems like a daunting performance for the cast, then you are right! This level of high-intensity performances can only be accomplished by actors with mad skills, and these actors have those skills, and then some.

Each scene is a story in itself with comedic twists that are certain to entertain. Each scene is about 5 minutes, so the pace is frenetic.

The 99 scenes were written by local performers and writers, some of whom are performing in “The Untamed”. The 33 scenes I saw last night were very funny, and it makes me want to see the other 66 scenes. “The Untamed” is a true collaboration of creative artists who are passionate about theater.

“The Untamed” was created by Bud Perry, a local writer, and performer who is no longer with us but will always be remembered by the Reno theater community.


Directed by Stacy Johnson & Ryan Kelly, this is a tight and fine example of just how good the theater community is in the Reno/Sparks area.

Check out the photos for a taste of what you will see when you enjoy “The Untamed”.

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The cast of The Untamed:

Cody Canon

Paige Clarno

Anna Christine

Wendy Crenshaw

Joseph Garton

Marki Ho

Ryan Kelly

Stacy Johnson

Riley McKinney

Michael Rapisora

Dan Wise

“The Untamed” is part of Artown’s 2018 season.

For more information on performance dates and times check out Bruka Theatre’s website:



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