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: ‘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: ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’

“Tiny Beautiful Things” takes the audience on a journey into those dark times that we all experience but seldom talk about. And it is done with nonjudgmental compassion that will bring you to tears.

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Backstage Review: ‘The Humans’ at Reno Little Theater

This play is an ensemble piece, a fast-paced tragedy and comedy that will leave you touched by the humanity of it all and laughing uproariously at its comedy. But it is different from ordinary plays. Ordinarily, a play lays some groundwork by showing us the characters and the situation. Then the playwright builds some tension and some conflict. In the denouement at the end the conflicts and tensions are resolved, and all the loose ends are tied up. The play has a beginning, a middle, and an end.

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Backstage Review: ‘Harvey’ at Reno Little Theater

Elwood P. Dowd is certifiably insane but not by happenstance. He is that way by choice. It’s the only way he can cope with an insane world. Sane people act insane in an insane world. Dowd did that for 40 years but gave it up for a sane world of his own creation. As he tells us, “…I wrestled with reality for forty years, and I am happy to state that I finally won out over it.” And in Dowd’s reality one must be “…so smart…or so pleasant. For years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.” He is the most pleasant person imaginable.

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Backstage Review: ‘Sense and Sensibility’ At The Reno Little Theater

A tip of the hat to Jane Austen. She had one foot in one century and another in the subsequent century. She started writing Sense and Sensibility in 1795. The 18th Century was a time of classicism. It was a time of logic and propriety, of formality, structure, and restraint. It was a time when everything made sense. It was a requirement of the time. She finished her novel in 1811. That was in the 19th Century, and it was different. It was a time of romanticism that emphasized individuality and emotions, following your heart more than your head, giving free rein to your sensibilities. It was a time of curiosity, exploration, and innovation. It was a time of empire and individual derring-do. It was the time of the Scottish Enlightenment and the scientific revolution. The Industrial Revolution had just started in Britain changing the world forever and Britain along with it.

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