Ice cream, rollercoasters, the smell of old books – as a mother battles chronic depression, a child creates a list of everything that makes life worth living. As time passes, the list grows and what began as a naive attempt to deal with tragedy becomes an epic chronicle of life’s small joys. Staged in-the-round, this touching, funny and intimate play charts the lengths we will go for those we love. Starring Marcus Weiss and directed by Jane Walsh.
Cockroach Theatre Company Hopes to Spread Some Positivity with Every Brilliant Thing
LAS VEGAS, NV (July 26th, 2018) — Rehearsals for the first show of Cockroach Theatre Company’s 2018-19 season are well underway in the Arts District of downtown Las Vegas. The show, which debuts on September 13th, is Duncan MacMillian’s Every Brilliant Thing.
Starring Marcus Weiss, who has been seen in O and Le Rêve on the Las Vegas Strip, the one-man show takes us on a journey with a man struggling to help his mother battle severe depression by making lists of all the brilliant things in the world around them. A hit internationally everywhere it has played, The Guardian (UK) describes Every Brilliant Thing as “[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…”
When asked why he chose the play, Artistic Director Daz Weller said, “At Cockroach, our goal is to tell deeply human stories that engage our community in discussions about the challenges presented to us in our world. Every Brilliant Thing tackles the complex subject matter of depression and suicide—an ever-present struggle for many in our community—with such humor, heart, and ultimately hope, that it is almost impossible to leave the theatre unchanged by this gem of a play.”