Reno Stage Scene; “The Lifespan of a Fact” at Bruka Theatre

The Lifespan of a Fact is based on the true story of John D’Agata’s essay “What Happens There.” Jim Fingal is a fact-checker for one of the best magazines in the country and is told by his boss Emily Penrose to fact-check a piece by legendary author John D’Agata. Fingal’s job is challenging as D’Agata has taken many liberties with the facts. The three of them soon find themselves in a room together, coming to grips with just what makes a good story and what the facts have to do with it.

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Reno Stage Scene; “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” at Reno Little Theater

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville is the telling of the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s who-done-it is simultaneously thrilling and funny with just the right amount of slapstick. There is a mystery surrounding “The Hound of the Baskervilles” Holmes and Watson must unravel this mystery before the family curse condemns its newest heir.

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Reno Stage Scene; Theater Review, 2022

I want to give my heartfelt thanks and admiration to everyone in the Reno Theater Community for their tireless work and energy to entertain us. The passion for their craft is apparent in every performance. These performers and creators take us to places of joy, fantasy, and even sorrow, much to the delight of their audiences.
So lets look at the Theater Review, 2022.

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Reno Stage Scene; ‘Twisted,’ at Reno Little Theater

Twisted is a series of one-act plays, playing one night only at Reno Little Theater before opening in New York in early February. As the name implies, the short stories have hard-edged emotional twists to the stories. Stephanie D. Lewis is the playwright for Twisted, and you can see her passion in the stories she has written.

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Backstage Review: ‘Buttcracker Rockstar’ at Bruka

The Buttcracker is a Reno Theater staple, usually performed every other year to a sell-out crowd. Each year there is a different theme to the story, and this year it is 80s rock music, yes, long hair and leather pants.
Check out the photos for a glimpse of the high-energy performances from the cast.

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Backstage Review: ‘How to Survive Your Family at Christmas’ at Reno Little Theater

“How to Survive Your Family at Christmas” is a new play by Yassi Jahanmir, so new that it has yet to be published. This is quite an honor for Reno Little Theater to be the first to produce this new work.
Loretta Nutt avoids going home for Christmas, feeling no connection to her mom and dad; she wants to avoid them. But try as she might, it seems that the fates are conspiring to bring her home to learn the lessons of “How to Survive Your Family at Christmas.”

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Backstage Review: ‘Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party’ at TMCC

“Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party” takes place in Lincoln’s rural Illinois hometown. A fourth-grade Christmas Pageant crosses the line in questioning Lincoln’s sexuality, setting off a chain of events where the townspeople question everything. The play mirrors many community’s struggles in these changing times.

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Backstage Review: ‘Evil Dead’ at Good Luck Macbeth

GLM’s production of “Evil Dead” (musical) takes parts of many of the Evil Dead movie franchises, combines them, and adds live music with singing and dancing to go with the blood and dismemberment. If you think that sounds good, then you would be right.

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Backstage Review: ‘The Moors’ at Bruka Theater

“The Moors” is a story of love, betrayal, family, and, most of all, isolation. This is a Dark Comedy that is wonderfully written and superbly acted. Bruka Theater has produced an intensely dark, funny, and intelligent play for their 30th season opener.

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