Lights Up! Productions presents the premiere production of Anything But Brilliant- a love story, by Bobby Ryan, co-directed by Bobby Ryan and Matt Pavik. The play runs Thursday-Saturday from March 30 to April 20 at the Profile Theatre space at Theatre! Theater! at 7:30pm. Opening weekend is offered free of charge.
A middle-aged playwright, Sam, has recently lost his lifelong partner, Jesse. In the post funeral days of Jesse's death, Sam returns to finish a script which holds the chemistry and alchemy of their life together. From behind the typewriter, Sam embarks on a dizzying journey where the lines between what's real and the world of the theatre begin to merge--an enchanted place where he is able to relive his bond with Jesse. Layers upon layers of fiction bury the two men in a cloud of poignant memories cut with honest truth. With the miraculous visitation of his dead cat, Noodles, Sam gets one last chance to face the truth of his grief and to move beyond his sorrow-induced seductive dream-world. What does the face of death look like?
A theatrical kaleidoscope, Anything But Brilliant uses song, poetry and experimental staging to tell the story of love between two men in life, in death and in letting go.
Anything But Brilliant - a love story
Written by: Bobby Ryan
Directed by: Bobby Ryan & Matt Pavik
Featuring: Jane Fellows, Tyler Ryan, Bobby Ryan
Performance Dates: March 30- April 20
Thursday through Saturday @ 7:30pm
Monday, April 8 @ 7:30
Free Preview March 29
Free Opening Night March 30
April 13 Benefit Show for Basic Rights Oregon
'Pay What You Can' every Thursday
Venue: Profile Theatre at Theatre! Theater!
3430 SE Belmont Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Advance Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/332783