Talented Regional Actor Joins GLM Family
We are excited and thrilled to welcome Patrick John Kiernan to the GLM family. Pat will star opposite prominent actress Kate Atack in our upcoming production SHINER written by the incredibly talented Christian Durso. Pat has performed regionally with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival (The Comedy of Errors), Great Lakes Theater Festival (A Christmas Carol, As You Like It), Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (As You Like It), Shadowland Theatre (Side by Side by Sondheim, Good People, Farragut North), Northern Stage (A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play) and in New York City (The Hunting of the Snark, Genesis: An Aerial Play). Offstage, Patrick is a writer and a sound designer. He is a proud graduate of SUNY New Paltz, with a BA in Theatre Arts.
Moving Production about Kurt Cobain, Grunge, and Suicide Opens in May
Reno, NV, May 15, 2015– Good Luck Macbeth Theatre continues its 2015 season with one of its highly anticipated shows of the season, Shiner. Shiner, by promising young playwright Christian Durso, follows two 13-year-olds Jake and Margot, in 1994, who form their own grunge-music fan club to celebrate all things Nirvana. Soon Jake and Margot become bound as much by their shared insecurities as by their music. The two teens make a pact to die happy. All they need to do is see Nirvana live in concert and then they will jump off the 101 overpass. But a first kiss, a restraining order, and Kurt Cobain's ailing health threaten their plans. The production, directed by Bill Ware, stars prominent Reno actress Kate Atack and regional actor Patrick John Kiernan.
“We are so fortunate to be able to bring Shiner to Reno” states managing director, Christopher Daniels. “This is only the 5th city to ever premiere the production, so our patrons truly are getting a unique experience.”
Also unique to the production of Shiner is the arrival of regional actor Patrick John Kiernan. “Shiner will be this beautiful melding of local and regional talent to generate a distinctive and one-of-a-kind piece of work”. He has performed regionally with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Shadowland Theatre, Northern Stage, and in New York. Offstage, Patrick is a writer and a sound designer. He is a proud graduate of SUNY New Paltz, with a BA in Theatre Arts.
SHINER was listed on the Tracking Board's 2012 Young and Hungry List, a roll of the top 100 best scripts in Hollywood and was listed as one of the top 10 plays in New Orleans for 2014. “This production could not have come to Reno at a more relevant time” relates Daniels. With the music and arts scene booming in Reno and with the recent release of the authorized documentary of musician Kurt Cobain, Shiner arrives at GLM during a perfect point in the season.
Shiner opens May 15th and runs through June 6th. Evening shows begin at 7:30pm and our matinee begins at 2:00pm. Tickets are $15 pre-sale and $18 at the door. Tickets are available online through brown paper tickets.
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Merry Way Performs Radio Parody to Empire Strikes Back
Have you ever Obi-Wandered what it would be like to spend the night with a droid? Wonder no further and make your way to Midtown on April 30th, May 1st, and 2nd at 7:00pm & 9:00pm at Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company at 713 S. Virginia St. to find out for yourself. You'll only have 6 chances to catch this ship before it blasts into Hyperspace. Do or do not, there is no try.
MWTG will be broadcasting live, allowing listeners to eavesdrop and take a behind the scenes look at this live action stage performance as we go beyond the destruction of the Death Star, follow the Rebels as they are pursued by Imperial forces, and journey to Dagobah to train with a Jedi Master, while keeping perfect iambic pentameter.
Tonight we don't want to fly Solo for fear of being lost to the dark side. So join us or die.
Directed by Chase McKenna
Produced by Merry War Theatre Group
Hosted by Good Luck Macbeth
Chadaeos Clarno as Luke
Lachlan McKinney as Han
Chase McKenna as Leia
Owen Bryant as Chewie/Vader
Ian Sorensen as Obi-Wan/R2-D2/Boba Fett
Chad Sweet as C3PO/Yoda
Jessey Richards as Chorus/Wampa/Controller
Jeffrey Bentley as Emperor/Lando/Rieekan
Sophie Moeller as Piett/AT AT/Needa/Officer
Only Four More Chances to See this Scintillating Production
Thank you Reno for your continued support of live theatre and the arts. Each production is special and unique in their own right and VENUS IN FUR is certainly one our favorites. Ashley Marie James and Micheal Jackson ignite the stage with their incendiary passion that threatens to burn us all. Led by the insightful and talented Joe Atack, VENUS IN FUR is provocative, humorous, and smart production that will leave you wanting more. Only four more chances to catch this phenomenal production. Make sure you grab your tickets now before this productions sells out.
Christopher Daniels is the current managing director of Good Luck Macbeth Theatre