"Every Brilliant Thing" (theater) @ Gesa Power House Theatre
Gesa Power House Theatre presents the one-actor play "Every Brilliant Thing" starring Kevin Loomer and directed by Nancy Simon, with performances Friday, September 28 at 7 PM and Sunday, September 30 at 2 PM.
"Every Brilliant Thing" is adapted by playwright Duncan McMillan from his own short story “Sleeve Notes." British comedian Jonny Donahue, who originated the role, shares in the writing credit. The play’s title refers to a list – of everything wonderful in the world – that the narrator writes in response to his mother attempting suicide. He starts the list at age seven with items like “ice cream” and “staying up past your bedtime,” and as the narrator grows older, the list grows longer.
The play’s story spans nearly three decades and several life-changing events, evoking laughter and tears in equal measure. The play has received critical acclaim in London, Edinburgh, and Off-Broadway in New York City.
“It’s the funniest play you’re ever likely to see about depression, and also the most moving” – British Theatre Guide
"Every Brilliant Thing" invites some audience participation, primarily through asking people to read a few words aloud during the performance from slips of paper they are given as they enter the theater. A few audience members are incorporated into scenes, with the actor doing most of the heavy lifting. The play will be performed “in the round” with on-stage seating.
Reserved seating tickets ($20 Adults; $15 Students) will go on sale to the public Thursday, June 14.
Sunday, September 30 at 2:00pm
Gesa Power House Theatre
111 North 6th Ave, Walla Walla, WA, USA