Join us on Saturday April 13th for Anything but Brilliant, a Love Story

| March 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Join us for the premiere production from Lights Up! Productions of Anything But Brilliant- a love story, by Bobby Ryan, co-directed by Bobby Ryan and Matt Pavik. The performances will begin at 7:30pm, Thursday-Saturday from March 30th to April 20that the Profile Theatre space at Theatre! Theater!  Opening weekend is offered free of charge. 

Ticket sales for the performance on April 13th will benefit Basic Rights Oregon/Oregon United for Marriage.

There will also be a “Know Now!” post show discussion with the artists and Basic Rights staff on April 13th.

Advanced ticket purchases:

We are also partnering with The Jupiter Hotel to provide our out of town guests with an Anything But Brilliant hotel package! More info and to reserve your room at the Jupiter here

More on Anything But Brilliant:

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.

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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 20th
Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm
Monday, April 8th at 7:30pm
Free Preview March 29th
Free Opening Night March 30th
April 13th 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

Tickets $15
Buy tickets here:

More on Lights Up! Productions:

Over the past eight years, Lights Up! Productions has become known for performance art that engages minds and moves hearts. 

Lights Up! is committed to bringing challenging social issues to the stage through unique artistic vision and exacting stagecraft. Past topics include social diversity, homosexuality, assisted suicide, child abuse among many others.

At the heart of Lights Up! are partners in life and work, Bobby and Tyler Ryan. Their personal and professional mission is to address and advance issues concerning diversity through original theatre, film and mixed media; to bridge gaps between the technical and artistic crews by encouraging a sense of community; and to stimulate audiences intellectually and passionately through entertainment.

Anything But Brilliant was made possible by generous support of Ronni Lacroute, Leonard & Susan Magazine, Corey Brunish, Fractured Atlas, Puffin Foundation, WillaKenzie Estates, Portland Actors Conservatory and Regional Arts and Culture Council. Partners include Basic Rights Oregon and Q Center. Beer sponsor is Ninkasi Brewing Company.


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