Arts and Culture
When: 3/1/2019 - 3/23/2019 - 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, SaturdayArts and Culture
- 99 North Virginia Street, Reno
Brüka Theatre’s 26th Season: A Classic Revolution continues with Akhnaton. Set in 1350 BC, this intriguing classic play delves into the legend of Pharaoh Akhnaton and his attempt to convince a nation to abandon their old `pagan' god Amon and to turn to the worship of a new deity, the monotheistic sun god, Aton. Written in 1939, the play is based on Agatha Christie's research in Luxor and inspired by the history of ancient Egypt. Christie updated the play in 1979. Akhnaton is a drama of ruthless logic and theatrical power. It deals in a complex way with a number of issues: the difference between superstition and reverence, the danger of rash iconoclasm, the value of the arts, the nature of love, the conflicts set up by the concept of loyalty, and the tragedy apparently inherent in the inevitability of change.
All Brüka mainstage evening shows now begin at a new time: 7:30 PM. Matinees begin at 2:00 PM. Doors open ½ before curtain time. Brüka was named “Best Local Theatre Company” by The Reno News & Review for the 21st year in a row. Visit our Brüka Bazaar downstairs for gifts and unique items.