January 16 – 25
A New Stages Theatre Production – Every Brilliant Thing is a life-affirming story of how hope can be maintained by focusing on the things in life that are profound in their simplicity. The play avoids the familiar way plays and films depict depression and self-destruction by writing the story with humour that includes stand-up comedy and audience participation that keeps the play entertaining and fun yet moving and relatable.
Stratford actor Steve Ross plays an adult man whose family history of mental illness has affected him more deeply than he realizes. Breaking the 4th wall, the audience plays an important role in assisting the actor in telling the story.
Every Brilliant Thing is about the realities each of us face and reminds us to appreciate the joys of being alive and what it means to be human. And that is what the best of theatre does.
A New Stages Theatre Production
In partnership with Public Energy
Written by – Duncan MacMillan And Jonny Donahoe
Director – Linda Kash
Starring – Steve Ross