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Lights Up! Productions presents: "Anything But Brilliant - a love story"
Theater! Theater!
Portland, OR
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Lights Up! Productions presents: "Anything But Brilliant - a love story"
A middle-aged playwright, Sam, has recently lost his lifelong partner, Jesse. In the post funeral days of Jesse's death, Sam returns to finish a script which holds the chemistry and alchemy of their life together. From behind the typewriter, Sam embarks on a dizzying journey where the lines between what's real and the world of the theatre begin to merge--an enchanted place where he is able to relive his bond with Jesse. Layers upon layers of fiction bury the two men in a cloud of poignant memories cut with honest truth. With the miraculous visitation of his dead cat, Noodles, Sam gets one last chance to face the truth of his grief and to move beyond his sorrow-induced seductive dream-world. What does the face of death look like?

A theatrical kaleidoscope, Anything But Brilliant uses song, poetry and experimental staging to tell the story of love between two men in life, in death and in letting go.

Lights Up! Productions presents
"Anything But Brilliant - a love story"
A new play by Bobby Ryan

Directed by Bobby Ryan + Matt Pavik

March 29 - April 20

~ free of charge opening weekend*
~ Thursday performances
~ $15 general admission

Cash only at the door 30min before show

Featuring "Know Now!" post show discussions on April 6 and April 13.

Conversations will be facilitated by professionals from diverse fields of the Portland community to discuss the topics of the play.

April 6 "Death and Dying"

Michael McCormick - Meditation Instructor and Queer Dharma Group Teacher at the Portland Shambhala Center .  Retired from career in conflict resolution and public dialogue.  Writer of memoir and essays on social and spiritual themes.

Ute Luppertz of Pet's Point of View who is a healing and animal hospice worker.

April 13
This show is a benefit for Basic Rights Oregon. All ticket sales donated. Open to the public.

Basic Rights Oregon, the directors and the cast discuss Oregon United for Marriage working to win the marriage equality ballot measure in November 2014.

*Lights Up! firmly believes that everyone should have access to live performance, no matter their financial situation.


Theater! Theater! (View)
3430 SE Belmont
Portland, OR 97214
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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