NEW CANULA - JULY BRUKA THEATRE Performances
An Original Unromantic Feel Good Dramedy
A NEW CANULA COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
FOR NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL
PERFORMING AT BRÜKA THEATRE 99 N VIRGINIA STREET
775-323-3221 RESERVATIONS $25
2 SHOWS: JULY 10, 2016 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM
DOORS 1/2 BEFORE CURTAIN
A RECEPTION KARAOKE FUNRAISER FOLLOWS FROM
5:30 TO 8:30 AT THE PATIO
RENO, NV. Brüka Theatre presents 2 benefit performances of the original unromantic feel good dramedy written and by Gary Cremeans II and featuring Gary Cremeans II & David Simpson, New Canula. This short play was originally part of The Biggest Little Theatre Festival in November 2014, New Canula received rave reviews that inspired the playwright to continue to develop the production and submit to national Fringe Festivals. The play was accepted to both Hollywood in June and The New York International Fringe Festival in August. The group is now working on raising the funds to take the show on the road through a fundraising site (Go Fund Me) and benefit performances,
Think classic comedy, Reservoir Dogs without a reservoir, a dude play with a twist. Take J. Dubbs, a hapless unromantic with dreams of the afterlife being preferable to his present one; Marion "Bull" DesCarzo, a desperate bank robber with nebulous ties to the underworld; and throw in Grandma Betty, a framed photograph with limitless Jersey-style homespun wisdomisms...and you have an unclear and confusing sense of what New Canula is really all about.
New Canula just returned from The Hollywood Fringe Festival. Next up New Canula tours to the International New York Fringe Festival in August of 2016. This is the second original show to come out of Brüka Theatre and be accepted to the NY Fringe. New Canula was originally part of The Biggest Little Theatre Festival at Brüka Theatre in Reno, Nevada in November 2014.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Gary Cremeans II, Actor/Author of the original play New Canula. Gary is an actor and director who has worked in the local construction industry for the last twenty years, for the most part with Advanced Countertop Design and more recently with Lifestyle Homes as an independent contractor. In that time he has also been active in the local theater community, acting with and supporting many productions in the area. Gary will tour New Canula to The Hollywood Fringe Festival and The International New York City Fringe Festival this summer. www.newcanula.com
David Simpson, Actor/Technical Director at Brüka Theatre - Dave works full-time bringing stage productions to life through his lighting and sound expertise. Actors, directors, and audiences throughout the region have benefited from his tireless work ethic and attention to detail when building a world on stage with sight and sound. Dave is also part of Brukas Theatre For Children Company as an actor and stage manager can be seen this summer with Gary Cremeans in New Canula.
Mary Bennett, Director/Producer - Marys training and performances include The American Conservatory Theatre San Francisco, Bay Area Theatre Sports, Dell Arte International Theatre Company, New York Stage & Film, B Street Theatre, Reno Philharmonic, Reno Jazz Orchestra, Sierra Nevada Ballet and Kennedy Center training as a teaching artist. Currently the Producing Artistic Director of Brüka Theatre in Reno and theatre artist in residence with Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation. Her Dorothy Parker Shivering and Sighing won Best of The San Francisco Fringe Festival and has won Best Actor in RNR eight times. Artistically directs and organizes the Carson City Ghost Walk.
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 its founding in 1992. Central to Brüka is the commitment to the reinvestigation of contemporary and classic plays and developing new plays within Brükas 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 small professional company that has produced over 100 shows in our downtown Reno location. Brüka Theatre is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre. Sign up for our email newsletter by going to our website at www.bruka.org.
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99 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501
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