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Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillian w/ Jonny Donahoe

Presented by Tennessee Women's Theater Project (CLOSED) at Z. Alexander Looby Theater, Nashville TN

Feb 22 2019
Mar 10 2019
Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillian w/ Jonny Donahoe

“Every Brilliant Thing” offers a hopeful, even humorous view of chronic depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.

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.

This 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,

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.”
“Another outstanding TWTP show that will stay with me long after I left the theatre last night!”

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$15/Students & Seniors (60+)
All seats $10 on Thursday evenings

Contact: (615) 681-7220


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Z. Alexander Looby Theater

2301 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37228
(Neighborhood: North Nashville)

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