(MATINEE Sunday, September 16, at 2:00 pm)
Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe. You’re six years old. Mom’s in hospital. She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. 1. Ice cream. 2….” So begins a moving, insightful and hilarious new one-person play that is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Every Brilliant Thing is an audience-participation heart breaker. It asks what we all ask: What makes life worth living? As a little boy grows into a man, he creates a list of every brilliant thing. Item 1 is, of course, “Ice cream.” Item 777,777 is “The prospect of dressing up like a Mexican wrestler.” (Not the actual doing of it; the prospect!) A remarkable journey that truly examines what makes life worth living – and the power of theatre to bring people together. We come away with more love for life. Add this play to the list. It’s a brilliant thing. Starring Rick Meyer.