On the Boards

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1998):David Seymour and Bill Wolford.Celebrating over eight decades of excellence in the arts, the Silver Stage Players is dedicated to providing the finest theater, community service and educational opportunities to its members and the residents of northeastern Nevada. Its history is one of creativity and thought provoking theater. The company has challenged audiences, pushed the envelope of live theater and attracted the area's most talented actors, designers and directors since the 1930s.

Poe & Pints Set to Thrill and Chill Audiences this Fall

Silver Stage Players Poe & Pints 2022 poster graphic.

Poe & Pints has returned to haunt us with tales of the macabre and tantalizing again for a few evenings this Fall. The combination of Edgar Allan Poe and other writer's works combined with a curated beer selection makes this event a unique experience for the community of Elko.

Art and culture are things that must be nurtured in our community. The benefits of having a strong sense of the humanities are critical to being able to navigate the future with our humanity intact. Art reflects all aspects of life, and Poe & Pints allows the actors and audience members to safely experience, contemplate, and grow through contact with darker themes and stories. Toying with wish fulfillment, vengeance, and the fear of the unknown help to provide context for such things that may be lurking in any of us. We are only human after all.

Showdates are September 29, 30 and October 1, 6, 7, and 8 at the Duncan LittleCreek Gallery. Curtain is at 7 PM with the house being opening beginng at 6:30 PM. Ticket prices are $35 per person. Tickets will be going on sale soon!

Directing Poe & Pints for the second year is Mr. Derek Burwell. Derek has had the pleasure of working with various community theater projects for the last 20 years. Highlighted roles have been “Mercutio” in Romeo and Juliet, “Leslie” in Love, Sex, and the IRS, “Puck” in Bard in the Yard, “Agador” in The Birdcage, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show as “Frankenfurter”. Derek has been on the creative ground-floor of several local projects including Bard in the Yard, and Poe & Pints, and has been privileged to work with such organizations as Silver Stage Players, the GBC Theatre, and Ghost Light Productions.
He appreciates theater for the opportunity to examine this great experiment of life from different angles, and best of all gets to share what he finds with others. When not enjoying a romp through the lands of make believe, Derek tortures dirt for a living at a local mine.

He is deeply grateful for the cast and patrons’ continued belief in the Poe & Pints Project, and for the trust Frank L. Sawyer has shown by giving him care of the tremendous investment of work, talent, and vision that Frank has poured into the project over the last seven years.

bard [bärd]

Noun. A tribal poet-singer skilled in composing and reciting verses on heroes and their deeds. A composer, singer, or declaimer of epic or heroic verse. Traditionally one reciting epics and associated with a particular oral tradition. Synonyms: poet · versifier · verse-maker · rhymester · rhymer · sonneteer · lyricist · lyrist · Shakespeare.







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