2’s Review: ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ reminds us to embrace our lives
‘Every Brilliant Thing’ is giving Southwest Florida audiences more than a million reasons to live and enjoy life in paradise.
This show by Duncan Macmillian with Johnny Donahoe is a reminder to embrace life and remember it always gets better.
The show is a subtle depiction of suicide as 123 people die each day in America from suicide. Don’t let this scare you about the show. Sometimes the most uncomfortable topics make the best and this one act, single actor play, accomplishes this in the intimate setting of the Artstage Studio Theatre.
The little boy creates a list of reasons for his mom to live. First on the list is icec ream, and as he grows, so does the list and the reasons to live mature with the story.
In closing it’s a show worth seeing and no doubt in a weird way the probably the most endearing story you’ll see about suicide. The show succeeds and had me counting my blessings walking out of the theater and to my car. One of those blessings was having the opportunity to see the show in sunny Southwest Florida.
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