From indigenous peoples’ dance rituals to Virginia City’s nineteenth century glory days when major stars routinely toured to Nevada to perform in Piper’s Opera House and other regional venues to the little theatre movements in Reno, Carson City and others cities and the fabled casino show rooms which boasted appearances by the biggest talents in the world of entertainment. Northern Nevada has experienced a wide array of theatre activities and movements which have enriched our lives and enhanced our cultural legacy.

Jim Bernardi, Ph.D. Theatre Professor Emeritus, University of Nevada, Reno. Jim’s areas of expertise included Theatre History, British Theatre, Experimental Theatre and Women in Theatre.  He conducted annual theatrical tours to London England for thirty-one years for both student and community participants.  He directed, designed or acted in nearly 100 plays during the course of his forty-four year career.   Annual visits to northern Nevada communities with shows ranging from popular musicals, classics, children’s plays, and popular comedies were particularly rewarding projects. It was during these visits that he learned to appreciate and take delight in the various towns and their idiosyncrasies.

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04/25/2019 18:30:0004/25/2019 20:00:00America/Los_AngelesFrances Humphrey Lecture Series: A History of Northern Nevada Theatre by Jim Bernardi, Ph.D.Reno, NV
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