AT THE MAIN STREET THEATER
Shannon Emerick (PC '95)
EVERY BRILLANT THINGBy Duncan Macmillan with Jonny DonahoePresented & Performed by Shannon Emerick (Yale PC ’95)Directed by Rebecca Greene UddenSept 18 – Oct 5Main Street Theater in Rice Village2540 Times Blvd. Houston, TXClick HERE for more about the production!
Every Brilliant Thing is an honest, resilient, sometimes sad, often funny, hopeful, and joyful look at life and the lengths we will go for those we love. This is the story of a person who's reliving pieces of her life relating to her mother's death - and how she herself has sought out everything worth living for...Please note: the plays deals with the suicide of a parent, having to put a beloved pet down, and how tough it can be to be human sometimes. But one of the many things I love about this play is that it's not melodramatic or non-stop intensity. Lightness, humor, and joy are peppered throughout. To me, it's a little bit of Grace as we explore some hard things together. We are not in this life alone. And joy can be anywhere.I hope you'll join me.
EVERY BRILLANT THING
By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
Presented & Performed by Shannon Emerick (Yale PC ’95)
Directed by Rebecca Greene Udden
Sept 18 – Oct 5
Main Street Theater in Rice Village
2540 Times Blvd.
What is on your list of things worth living for?
Wednesdays: September 18 & 25 + October 2 at 7:30pm
Saturdays: September 21 + October 5 at 3:00pm
Sundays: September 22 & 29 at 7:30pm
Please see the list of post-show discussions below.
• Opening Night, Wednesday, September 18: EBT artists Shannon Emerick and Rebecca Udden along with Jason Nodler, John Dunn, and Kyle Sturdivant from Catastrophic Theatre's Speeding Motorcycle, and Dain Geist and Callina Anderson from the Houston Equity Festival 2019 production of The Effect discuss what it's like as an artist to work on plays involving mental illness.
• Wednesday, September 25: Discussion with WyKisha McKinney, Advocate for Suicide Care, Board Chair of AFSP-Southeast Texas (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention), and Social Entrepreneur.
• Wednesday night, October 2: Discussion with Dr. Susan Pollard, licensed psychologist in practice for 28 years, member of the Texas Psychological Association, the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and The National Register of Health Service Providers.
• Saturday afternoon, October 5: Discussion with Angelina Hudson, Program Director for NAMI Greater Houston (National Alliance on Mental Illness).