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Every Brilliant Thing

Feb 22 through March 10



A child learns that her mother has been hospitalized because, as her father says, “she did something stupid.” She resolves to show her mom that life is worth living, by writing a list of 1,000 “Brilliant Things” 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). 

"Wahlstrom - under the sublime direction of TWTP founder and artistic director Maryanna Clarke - delivers a performance that is so vital, so resonant that every line uttered seems profound and essential." 

- Jef Ellis, BroadwayWorld.com/Nashville

Praise from audience members:

"Thank you . . . for bringing this piece to Nashville."
 
"I'm so glad I went . . . thought provoking . . . Becky Wahlstrom did a wonderful job throughout.  What a pleasure!"
 
". . .high energy, poignant and powerful . . . Becky Wahlstrom is a compelling performer . . ."
 
". . . totally wonderful and memorable . . . I was completely immersed in this engrossing production."
 
"It is a lovely play and Becky Wahlstrom did a delightful job . . . Despite the play being about the very important and serious topic of depression, I left the theater with a light heart."
 
"Another outstanding TWTP show that will stay with me long after I left the theatre last night!"
 
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

Every Brilliant Thingby Duncan Macmillian, with Jonny Donahoe. 

Performances
7:30 pm Feb 22, 23, 28, March 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9
2:30 pm Feb 24, March 3 & 10

Tickets 
Adults $20, Students & Seniors (60+) $15
All seats $10 on Thursday evenings

Location 
Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville 37228

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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