"Malvolio, Or What You Will" is inspired by Malvolio from William Shakespeare’s comedy "Twelfth Night." This original play, penned by Sandra Brunell-Neace and Rachel Lopez explores what it means to live as a transgender person in an intolerant society. The truth of the transgender journey through the eyes of those who live it is revealed through courageous stories and honest accounts of transgender then and now and what it truly means to live as your authentic self. The show opens each evening with "The Brüka Greenshow," also an original performance piece.
"Malvolio, Or What You Will" opens with a post-show opening night champagne reception and appetizers from the Wild River Grille. The show runs weekly during Artown with shows Wednesdays through Sundays. Evening shows begin at 8 p.m. July 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 with a matinee at 2 p.m. July 17. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain time.
During a community post-show talk from 4-5:30 p.m. July 17 at Brüka Theatre, the public is invited to dig into the subject of transgender roles through history and acceptance and transition in our society. Brüka presents this post-show talk in the spirit of “Raise Your Voice,” the vision for its 23rd season.
Artist night is July 13 with all tickets costing $10.
The play is suggested for ages 14 and older. Reservations are available through the box office at 775-323-3221. Individual tickets cost $22 for general admission, $20 for students, seniors and military and $25 at the door. Tickets also are available at the Melting Pot World Emporium, 1047 S. Virginia St.