A Slam-bang, Wildly Westernly Farce
Written by James McLure
Directed by Tami Castillo Shelton
February 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 March 5, 6, 7, 11A, 12, 13, 14 @ 8 PM
Sunday Matinee ~ March 1 @ 2 PM 2015
$18 STUDENTS/SENIORS $20 GENERAL.
ALL TICKETS ARE $25 AT THE DOOR
*Wednesday Artist Night. $10 for Artists & Teachers
Playing February 20 through March 14, 2015, WILD OATS Written by James McClure and directed by Tami Castillo Shelton will replace Bandido! as the 6th play of Brüka's 2014/15 season. You will not want to miss this rollicking comedy of the old west, adapted by James McLure from a restoration comedy of the same name by John O'Keeffe. Brüka Theatre turns the main stage into the "Last Chance" saloon for this hysterically funny play that combines the elements of comedy, melodrama and farce for some boot-skootin' fun. Filled with a collection of wild and wooly characters including outlaws, cavalry, an Irish Indian, ham actors, cowhands, farmers, saloon girls, villains and a dancing bear. A couple of traveling actor's descend upon a dusty desert town for a reunion of the Thunder clan bringing romance and mayhem to its inhabitants. Hold on to your seats you are in for a wild ride! "It's Americana, it's a goofy spoof of the old Wild West and it's delicious" - The Hollywood Reporter
Reservations are available through our box office at (775) 323-3221. Individual tickets are $22 for general $20 for students, seniors and military and all tickets are $25 at the door. Reservations are also available at the Melting Pot World Emporium @ their new location: 1047 S. Virginia Street in Reno. We validate convenient parking at the Parking Gallery on First and Sierra Streets. Check us out at www.bruka.org. Tickets available online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com. 2014/15 season tickets are still on sale.
ABOUT BRÜKA THEATRE In its 22nd season in downtown Reno, Brüka has been named "Best Theatre Company" by The News and Review seventeen years running. Brüka Theatre is a leader in the region, recognized for its productions, artists and theatre for children series since it's founding in 1992. Central to Brüka is the commitment to the reinvestigation of contemporary and classic plays and developing new plays within Brüka's Artistic Collective, which include winners of the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation artist grants and 9 local best actor honors. Brüka is a non- equity and not-for-profit theater company that has produced over 100 shows in our downtown Reno location. Sign up for our email newsletter by going to our website at www.bruka.org.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James McLure (1959 2011) was a playwright whose Southern roots were reflected in the loquacious, mostly comic, but not necessarily Southern characters he created in plays like "Lone Star,'' "Pvt. Wars'', "Laundry and Bourbon" and "Wild Oats.'' His work was also regularly presented in regional theaters around the country. Brüka Producing Artistic Director Mary Bennett worked with Mr. McLure at The B Street Theatre in 1995 and originated a role in his commissioned adaptation of "Journey To The Center Of The Earth".
Bruka Theatre (View)
99 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|