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Reno, NV
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A Searing & Funny Contemporary American Family Reunion

Written by Jon Robin Baitz  Directed by Tony DeGeiso

OCT 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 14A, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 @ 8 PM  
MATINEES - OCT 11, 18 @ 2 PM   2015

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

RENO, NV.  Bruka Theatre opens their 2015/16 theatre season with the volatile OTHER DESERT CITIES written by Jon Robin Baitz.  The play is built with clever, gleaming dialogue, tantalizing hints of a dangerous mystery and a structural care that brings to mind the heyday of Lillian Hellman.  Other Desert Cities premiered Off-Broadway in 2011, was a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize for drama and received 5 Tony Award nominations.   It opens on October 2 and plays through October 25, 2015 at Bruka Theatre.  

THE STORY: Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's historya wound they don't want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.  "Power, passion, and superbly crafted palaver stippled with blowdarts of witthis is what Baitz does best." New York Magazine.

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  Season tickets are currently on sale for Bruka Theatre's 23rd season.

Tony DeGeiso - Director has been involved with Reno theatre since his arrival in 1994.  He spent many years at RLT acting, directing and on the board there.  Some of his favorite productions from those years are Arsenic And Old Lace, Go Back For Murder, Inherit The Wind, Greetings, Love Letters, Star Spangled Girl, California Suite, and Who's On First.  He was involved with the Riverfront Theatre performing in and directing many productions there.  Most memorable at the Riverfront were Gypsy, The Fantasticks, Man Of La Mancha, and Love! Valour! Compassion!  He has also worked at TMCC in Big River and Glengarry Glen Ross, and at the University in Noises Off. He has been involved with Good Luck Macbeth performing in A Tuna Christmas and directing Love Letters and Barefoot In The Park.  At Brüka Tony has performed in Amadeus and The Architect And The Emperor Of Assyria and directed God Of Carnage, Art, and currently Other Desert Cities as well as providing musical direction for Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson and The Full Monty.  At Brüka Tony has also been the dramaturg for the last two seasons and has conducted a workshop in directing.

Jon Robin Baitz - Author - (born November 4, 1961) is an American playwright, screenwriter, television producer, and occasional actor. Baitz is currently a professor at Stony Brook Southampton and The New School where he is Artistic Director of the BFA theatre program.

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



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


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