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Reno, NV
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"A generous, sad, touching play about the braveries of grief." NY Post.

Written by Anne Nelson    Directed by Mary Bennett  

SEPTEMBER 11th at 8 PM & SEPTEMBER 12th  AT 2 PM

$18 Students/Seniors  *  $20 General  *  $25 All Door Tickets

RENO, NV.  Brüka Theatre begins our 23rd season with a special 2 night performance of "The Guys" to foster and engage in conversation regarding the tragic, life changing attacks that remain in our hearts and minds, even though it occurred 14 years ago this September.  This special presentation features Sandra Brunell  Neace and NY based Equity actor William J. McKay in the roles.  Both shows will be followed by a TALK BACK discussion with the audience and will feature responses to the play itself, the tragedy of September 11th and stories and remarks from audience members.  This is a special opportunity to honor those we lost and our own individual memories of that day.

Reservations are available through our box office at (775) 323-3221. Individual tickets are $20 for general $18 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. Tickets available online at: Check us out at

THE STORY: Less than two weeks after the September 11th attacks the nation is still in shock.   New Yorkers are still in shock.  One of them, an editor named Joan, receives an unexpected phone call on behalf of Nick, a fire captain who has lost most of his men in the attack. He's looking for a writer to help him with the eulogies he must present at their memorial services. Nick and Joan spend a long afternoon together, recalling the fallen men through recounting their virtues and their foibles, and fashioning the stories into memorials of words. In the process, Nick and Joan discover the possibilities of friendship in each other and their shared love for the unconquerable spirit of the city. As they make their way through the emotional landscape of grief, they draw on humor, tango, the appreciation of craft in all its formsand the enduring bonds of common humanity. THE GUYS is based on a true story.
Anne Nelson (Playwright):  Anne Nelson is an author, lecturer and playwright who specializes in media and international affairs from a human rights perspective. Nelson's most recent book is "Red Orchestra: the Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler." It was selected as a New York Times "Editor's Choice" in 2009.  "The Guys" has been produced across the U.S. and as a feature film starring Anthony LaPaglia and Sigourney Weaver. Nelson has a second career as a media consultant. She blogs for PBS MediaShift. Nelson from Oklahoma is a graduate of Yale University. . She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and teaches "New Media and Development Communications" at Columbia University.

Sandra Brunell Neace (Joan)  received her B.A. in Theater from The University of California at Riverside and her M.F.A. from The Actor's Studio Drama School in New York.  Neace wrote and directed the independent film Magda (2004) that premiered in Reno and won Best Dramatic short at the Assdance Film Festival, NYC (2012).  Sandra's play The Medea Project (2011) originally commissioned and produced by Brüka Theatre, played the 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival.  Sandra's original play Parly Girl (2013) performed at the San Francisco Fringe Festival. As an artist in residence Brunell-Neace performs and teaches with Brüka Theatre, area schools and other regional theatres and arts agencies. Sandra is currently a theatre instructor at The University of Nevada Reno.

William J McKay (Nick)  William received his Master's degree in Acting from the New School University - ACTORS STUDIO MFA PROGRAM in 2002.  William is a member of AEA, AFTRA, and SAG.  He is a lifetime member of The Actor's Studio. His professional acting credits include spots on NBC, CBS, ABC, and supporting player work in film.  He has played "Nick" in The Guys in NYC in several productions over the last five years.  William has worked as a Fireman in the East Norwich Volunteer Fire Department 94-06 and as an EMT in East Norwich Volunteer Fire Department 95-01.  He was the Project Coordinator of East Norwich Fire Department Community.

ABOUT BRÜKA THEATRE  In its 23rd season in downtown Reno, Brüka has been named "Best Theatre Company" by The News and Review eighteen 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 TCG small professional company that has produced over 100 shows in our downtown Reno location. Sign up for our email newsletter by going to our website at  2015/16 Season tickets are on sale now.


Bruka Theatre (View)
99 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 14
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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