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147 E. Pueblo St., Reno, NV 89502

The ABC Show

Written by: Libby Bakke, Ryan Costello, and Corey Edward

Directed by: Libby Bakke
Dates:
  • July 28, 29, & 30 @ 7:30pm
  • NEW SHOWS ADDED: Aug 7 @ 7:30pm & Aug 8 @ 2pm

Tickets:

  • Name Your Price: Recommended price = $10!

*Please note that The ABC Show will run 2hrs with an intermission. It also includes adult themes and language, so parental discretion is advised. 

 

MASKS ARE REQUIRED for this event. In accordance with the Governor’s Emergency Directive 047, the performers will not be masked for this performance; however, for the safety of our audience, volunteers, and performers, all others must wear a mask unless actively eating or drinking.

Join The ABC Show players as they show you the alphabet like you’ve never seen it before. Using a series of original sketches and improvised scenes, they’ll explore some of our many favorite (and not so favorite) themes, experiences, and aspects of 2020–one letter at a time! This madcap journey through the alphabet is sure to be funny, absurd, poignant, and a little bit disturbing, just like the last year.

Featuring: 

Libby Bakke
Ryan Costello
Bryce Keil
Jared LivelyKevin McCray
Chris Thigpen
Kelsey Varahachaikol

Cast Bios

Libby Bakke
Recently, a humpback whale swallowed a man and immediately spit him back out. Libby wishes that she was that man. That’s how much she loves whales. Enjoy the show.

Ryan Costello
Ryan Costello is a local actor and writer who is very excited to be back on the RLT stage. You may have seen him in many productions throughout 2020, including Noises Off (Canceled), Puffs (Canceled)and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Canceled). His goal for this show is for it to actually happen.

Bryce Keil
Bryce missed theater so much he actually forgot how much he missed theater.  This will be his first ever sketch comedy show and he wonders why he hasn’t done it before? Because it’s rare to work with writing talent such as Libby, Ryan, and Corey. Thank you. He also wants to thank Melissa, the Board, and the entire RLT organization for having such trust in us to end this long dark. Lastly, he’s never made anyone laugh before so he’s excited to have the opportunity.

Jared Lively
Jared last debuted on the opening closing night of The Imaginary Invalid, and has since spent his days living as a hermit and enjoying the homeopathic effects of cheese whiz. The ABC players have failed to convince him that there is a better way to ride out the pandemic.

Kevin McCray
2020 was truly a “lost year”. We lost Chadwick Boseman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Kobe. We (temporarily) lost toilet paper. Carole Baskin lost on “Dancing with the Stars”. Quibi lost nearly 2 billion dollars and then we lost Quibi. However now it is more than midway through 2021 and it is joyful to finally see the reopening of theater and performance spaces in the area. Hopefully this show can give you a reason to look back and laugh at 2020, while moving forward and reclaiming “normalcy”.

Chris Thigpen
Like Alice in Alice in Wonderland, Chris, fell down a rabbit hole and happened to come upon the land of Reno Little Theater. They were holding auditions for a show called The ABC Show which he auditioned for and immediately fell in love with the hot tamale called “theater.” Its bright lights and tantalizing smooth floors had him in a trance that he could not overcome. Now, theater is part of his life and he never looked back.

Kelsey Varahachaikol

Kelsey Varahachaikol knows her name is intimidating. It’s large and commands your attention. You’re talking about it with the people you came with, or raising your eyebrows at it as you sip wine from the concession stand and browse the program. You’ll find this name describes its bearer, in much the same style of such luminaries as ‘Treebeard’ in LOTR or ‘Fat Bastard’ in AP: TSWSM. We could spell those titles out, but what would a bio for The ABC Show be without a healthy sprinkling of random letters? Garbage, that’s what. Enjoy the show!

MASKS ARE REQUIRED for this event. In accordance with the Governor’s Emergency Directive 047, the performers will not be masked for this performance; however, for the safety of our audience, volunteers, and performers, all others must wear a mask unless actively eating or drinking.

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