Fall means drama
Local theater companies gear up for the 2001-2002 season
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been getting pretty antsy these past few weeks waiting for local theater companies to get going with their fall shows. The 2001-2002 season promises an exciting variety of drama, mystery, love stories, musicals and even some horror. Here’s a sampling of what’s in store for Truckee Meadows theatergoers in the months to come:
The Nevada Repertory Company will begin its 2001-2002 season with a children’s production, Honk! This musical version of The Ugly Duckling will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5-6 and 10-13, and at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 13-14 in the Redfield Proscenium Theatre, inside the Church Fine Arts Complex at the University of Nevada, Reno. Tickets are $18 for general admission, $17 for UNR students and seniors and $12 for children. Call 784-6847.
Reno Little Theater will open its season with Terrance McNally’s Master Class, a biographical drama of opera diva Marie Callas, at 8 p.m. Sept. 14-15 and 21-22, and at 2 p.m. Sept. 16 and 23. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors; opening night tickets are $10 for individuals and $15 for couples. This play will be performed at the Riverfront Theatre, 15 N. Virginia St. Call 329-0661.
The Actory Theatre Arts Centre, 610 S. Rock Blvd., Suite 100, will begin the season with Getting Away With Murder at 8 p.m. Oct. 5-6, 12-13 and 25-26, and at 2p.m. Oct. 13. Tickets are $13. Call 331-9228.
Proscenium Players Inc. will open its season with a production of Dracula at 8 p.m. Sept. 21-23 and 28-29, and Oct. 5-6. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students, seniors and PPI and BAC members. Performances will be held at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. in Carson City. Call 883-1976.
The Riverfront Theatre, 15 N. Virginia St., will wrap up its premiere season with Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life at 8 p.m. Nov. 16-17, 23-24 and 29-30 and Dec. 1, 6-8 and 13-15, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 25 and Dec. 2 and 9. Advance tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors; tickets are $15 at the door. Call 323-7469.
The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company will close its 2001 season with Meredith Willson’s The Music Man at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 9-10 and 16-17, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 4, 11 and 18. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, $8 for ages 17 and under and $4 for children under 5. Shows will be held at the Carson City Community Center on Highway 50 East. Call 445-4249.
Nevada Shakespeare Festival will close its 2001 season with Romeo and Juliet. A preview will be held at the Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, at 7 p.m. Sept. 14-15. Tickets for this show are $20-$25. The play’s regular run will be performed at 7 p.m. Sept. 21-22 and 27-29 and Oct. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27 and at 2 p.m. Sept. 23 and 30 and Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at Piper’s Opera House, 12 N. “B” St. in Virginia City. Tickets for these shows are $15-$30. Call 847-0600.
Brüka Theatre, 99 N. Virginia St., will open its fall season with a production of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child beginning Sept. 28. Call 323-3221 for ticket prices and information.