Monday, January 6, 2020

“Every Brilliant Thing” opens in Chester on Friday

by Duncan Miller, with Jonny Donahoe
Directed by Kevern Cameron
Produced in partnership with The Mental Health Association of Essex & Morris.

WHEN: January 10th - 19th
: Chester Theatre Group, 54 Grove Street, at the corner of Maple Ave., in Chester, NJ
TICKETS: $15.00

Proceeds to benefit the mental Health Association of Essex and Morris

Can you name a hundred things that are wonderful? A thousand? How about a million? When he was 7, a boy's mother attempted suicide. In response, he started a list of things to live for.

As he grows up, the list takes on a life of its own. From "Ice Cream" (#1 on his list) to "The Alphabet" (#999,997), Every Brilliant Thing shines a hilarious and compassionate light on dark corners of the human condition. Written by Duncan MacMillan (1984, Lungs), and performed by Dale Monroe (CTG's The Elephant Man, The Home of the Great Pecan, Doubt) this 2-weekend special event is a play about depression, resilience and the lengths we will go to for those we love—told in collaboration with the audience.

"A heart-wrenching, hilarious play...One of the funniest plays you'll ever see
about depression-and possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop. --The Guardian

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255