Every Brilliant Thing, presented by Tennessee Women's Theater Project
"Every Brilliant Thing"
by Duncan Macmillian, with Jonny Donahoe
February 22 through March 10, 2019
This one-woman play depicts a daughter who learns as a child that her mother has been hospitalized for doing, as her father puts it, "something stupid." She resolves to show her mother that life is worth living, by writing a list of 1,000 brilliant things and leaving them on scraps of paper for her mother to find.
"Every Brilliant Thing" offers an unflinching view of chronic depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. Far from being sad or tragic, the play approaches the topic with love and sincerity, with hope and even humor. This unique theater experience involves the audience in the story, evoking empathy, tears, laughter, insight and deep compassion.
Our regional premiere production features actor, storyteller and playwright Becky Wahlstrom. Becky's previous acting credits with Tennessee Women's Theater Project include multiple roles in Voices of Nashville (2013, 2015). Among her plays are "A Froggy Becomes (2017)," and "In Stitches," which evolved from a play commissioned by TWTP (2016). https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0906345/
From reviews of British productions . . .
Demonstrates why life is worth living... you'll leave feeling elated The Scotsman
Filled to the brim with joy... beautiful, heart wrenching and very funny Time Out London
[An] extraordinary piece of inclusive, participative theatre The Stage
Genuinely wonderful and life affirming. It is impossible not to love A Younger Theatre
7:30 pm Feb 22, 23, 28, March 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9
2:30 pm Feb 24, March 3 & 10
Adults $20, Students & Seniors (60+) $15
All seats $10 on Thursday evenings
Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville 37228
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2301 Rosa L Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|