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Weekly Art Fix (Nov. 17): ‘Decadence’ Reviewed Plus Events to Check Out


It was a Saturday night in Reno and what to do? We have so many choices of what to do here in Reno. This evening I chose to see a one woman play and a high energy show in a classic casino showroom setting. First up was “Grounded” at Good Luck Macbeth, a powerful one woman play staring Ashley Marie James and directed by Joe Atack. This is a thoughtful story of a woman pilot who finds out that life takes turns unexpected. A simple set, one talented woman, compelling directing, and a cast of supporting characters bring this story to life. This is a very well-acted and wonderfully directed performance.

I walked away with a better understanding of the pressures of a military life and the emotional toll those pressures take on everyone involved.

Running through Saturday, November 28th

Here is a link to Good Luck Macbeth’s web site for more information: http://www.goodluckmacbeth.org/

To cap my night off in a truly fitting manor I made my way Harrah’s and Sammy’s Showroom, a very classic old Reno showroom that will take you back 50 years. “Decadence” is just a bit of homage to the shows that graced the showrooms of Reno decades ago, but this show is indeed; not dated.

Fast paced and very sexy, this show will certainly get your adrenaline pumping. If you are looking for a fun night out with fast paced energy this is for you.

Playing through January 2, 2016.

Here is a link to the website for more information: https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-reno/shows
Take a look at the slide shows for a sneak peek at what you will experience when you go see these shows.


Here are some things coming up that you may enjoy:

GOTHAM;  a special fundraising benefit party for Reno Sculpture Fest
At Cargo on Saturday November 21, 2015.

 Presented in collaboration with Reno Art Works, Fresh Bakin’ and Whitney Peak Hotel, the event features headline music performances by RUSS LIQUID and DIRTWIRE with support by Hullabaloo, Irieyes and Ross Jenssen.

Tahoe Cielo Aerialists, The Siren Society, Tahoe Flow Artists, Aerial Lab and Dragonfly Aerials, Asha Belly Dance, Mommy & Daddy Longlegs, Amandaconda Burlesque, Exothermal Pole Cirque (part of Cirquedelic), London Dupere and more will be showcasing their dance and flow arts throughout the evening.

This is an 18+ event with doors opening at 8pm. Cargo is located at 255 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501.

 Here is a link to their website for more information: http://renosculpturefest.com/gotham/

The Odd Couple – Female Version at Reno Little Theater
Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.

Running from November 27th through December 20th

Here is a link for more information: https://thisisreno.com/events-calendar/odd-couple-female-version/

Dana Nollsch
Dana Nollschhttp://www.photozen.us
Dana Nollsch is a lifelong Reno area resident. He is a photographer, artist, journalist, and spiritual leader. His work has been seen in many local publications and many national publications as well, award winning for his photojournalism. Dana has a unique eye that shows in his photography and a unique voice that is evident in his writing. His involvement in the local theater and arts community gives him an informed and honest perspective. Owner and operator of PhotoZen he offers his skills and insight to many industries.