|BRÜKA THEATRE’S THIRTY WONDERFUL SEASON – THE SHOW MUST GO ON
EVERY BRILLIANT THING
All The Amazing Things The Universe Has To Offer
Written by Duncan Macmillan With Jonny Donahoe
Directed By Holly Natwora Featuring Mary Bennett
January 26, 27, 31(A) February 1, 2, 3, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
SUNDAY Matinees: January 28 & February 4* @ 2 PM
Please Note: This play deals with suicide and its effects on those left behind.
TICKETS: Senior/Student/Military $26 General Tickets $30 All Tickets $35 at the Door
A = Artist Night $17 All Tickets
EVERY BRILLIANT THING ONLINE TICKET LINK: https://www.bruka.org/boxoffice
Reno, NV. The new year brings EVERY BRILLIANT THING written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe opening January 26th in sub-Brüka. Holly Natwora directs Mary Bennett in an interactive performance about how to get to the other side of grief with a list that takes on a life of its own. A beautiful and revelatory play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love while surviving the shadow of suicide. “[A] heart-wrenching, hilarious play…One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression—and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop…There is something tough being confronted here—the guilt of not being able to make those we love happy—and it is explored with unflinching honesty.” —The Guardian (UK)
ADVISORY: Every Brilliant Thing is suitable for ages 16 and up. Mature Themes. This play deals with suicide and its effects on those left behind.
EVERY BRILLIANT THING runs approximately 70 minutes. Evening shows begin at 7:30 pm. The Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 pm. The matinee on February 4 is followed by a talkback with the company and audience. The doors open a half an hour before curtain time.
SHOW TIMES: All Brüka mainstage evening shows begin at 7:30 PM. Matinees begin at 2:00 PM. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain time. There is NO late seating.
PRICES: General admission: $30. Admission for Students/Seniors/Military: $26. All tickets are $35 at the door. Additional Ticket fees will be incurred on all online and phone ticket transactions. All sales are final. Ticket exchanges incur a $3.66 per ticket fee, space permitting.
RESERVATIONS: In person or by phone through the Brüka Box Office (775) 323-3221. Online at http://www.bruka.org or at the Melting Pot World Emporium @ their location: 1049 S. Virginia Street, Reno. Our box office is open Thursdays through Saturdays. From 3-6 PM and Wednesdays by appointment.
PARKING: Court Street parking lot across from The Pioneer Theater. FREE after 5:00 PM weekdays and NO CHARGE on weekends. We validate 5 hour parking at the Parking Gallery on First and Sierra Street. Fee is $1 for the first 5 hours and $3 for every additional hour.
ABOUT BRÜKA THEATRE: Brüka Theatre enjoys its 31st season of live theatre in downtown Reno themed for the 2023/2024 season as “Thirty Wonderful – The Show Must Go On.” A full season of live theatre with season tickets and season auditions. An artistic leader in the region, Brüka is recognized for innovative productions, exceptionally talented artists and acclaimed Theatre for Children touring series since its founding in 1992. Central to Brüka is the commitment to the re-investigation of contemporary and classic plays and developing new plays within Brüka’s Artistic Collective, a group that includes winners of the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation artist grants and nine local best actor honors. Brüka was named “Best Theatre Company” by Reno News and Review for twenty-one years. Brüka is a constituent company of TCG (Theatre Communications Group). Brüka Theatre has produced over 200 shows in our downtown Reno location. Sign up for our newsletter by going to our website at http://www.bruka.org.
MARY BENNETT – ACTOR Mary’s training and performances include American Conservatory Theater (San Francisco), Bay Area TheaterSports, Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Dell’Arte International Theatre Company, New York Stage & Film, B Street Theater, Reno Philharmonic, Reno Jazz Orchestra, Sierra Nevada Ballet, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and Kennedy Center training as a teaching artist, Arts Integration Specialist and mentor. Currently, Producing Artistic Director of Brüka Theatre & Theater Artist-in-Residence with Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation. Her Dorothy Parker…Shivering and Sighing won Best of The San Francisco Fringe Festival, and was performed in NYC, June, 2017. Named “Best Actor” in Reno News & Review ten times. Mary runs The Carson City Ghost Walk and has appeared on screen in Nowhere Nevada and Dear George, and been commissioned for solo shows with NAMI and The Nevada Museum Of Art. Mary is currently the drama instructor at Doral Academy.
HOLLY NATWORA – DIRECTOR – Holly received her MFA from Columbia University in NYC and has acted in over 75 plays including two summers at Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival, touring The Caucasian Chalk Circle in Berlin, Germany and performing as Lady Macbeth in the first ever New York Fringe. Holly has also appeared in television and film, most notably in Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Since moving to Reno in 2005, she has performed or directed at the Brüka Theatre, Reno Little Theatre, Good Luck Macbeth, and TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada. Holly currently teaches Theatre at Truckee Meadows Community College and Shakespeare for Social Justice at High Desert State Prison. She is the Operations Director at Brüka Theatre-her theatrical home.