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KUCHING, Sept 9: The one-man play ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe will be in town for two days next month.
It’s a one-man play about adult depression and suicide from the perspective of a child.
The summary of the play is as follows: “You’re 7 years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy. You start a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world, everything worth living for. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling.”
Hailed by British newspaper ‘The Guardian’ as “one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression”, it is literally a part of an interactive theatrical happening that, with your help, unfolds as both heart wrenching and hilarious.
The show premiered in Malaysia starring Qahar Aqilah and is directed by theatrethreesixty’s artistic director Christopher Ling.
The play will feature the cast of one actor with a little help from interacting with the live audience. It is slated to be staged at Kuching Old Courthouse for a 3-show run from Oct 12–13.
Those interested to get tickets may contact Sze-Lyn at 019 888 1948 and Laura at 012 887 6889.
Early birds (before Oct 11) may enjoy RM50 tickets, while RM60 will be charged for those getting tickets at the door. All proceeds will go to BeFrienders, Kuching. — DayakDaily