Coming October 4-21: our original production of the international hit EVERY BRILLIANT THING by Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe, featuring Saskatoon’s own Jenna-Lee Hyde*!
You’re seven 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 brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for.
1. Ice Cream.
2. Kung Fu Movies.
3. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose…
You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling.
Twenty years and thousands of things later, the list will take on a life of its own. See this Saskatchewan premiere and be drawn in to an astonishingly funny comedy about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.
“Heart-wrenching, hilarious…possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop.” ★★★★ – The Guardian
★★★★★ Touching, funny and brilliantly simple stripped-back theatre that packs a powerful punch. – Limelight
“the funniest show about depression you’ve ever seen… [It’s] about finding reasons to live… And those reasons can be as minute as wearing a cape and as big as falling in love.” – New York Post
October 4-14 in Saskatoon, presented by Live Five Theatre
Pay-what-you-can Preview Oct. 4th;
Thursdays through Saturdays @ 8pm;
Saturdays & Sundays @ 2pm
Location: The Refinery Arts & Spirit Centre
609 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon, SK
next to Emmanuel Anglican Church, between 11th and 12th one block off Broadway Ave.
October 16-21 in Calgary, presented by Fire Exit Theatre
at the Engineered Air Theatre, Calgary Arts Commons (more details coming soon)
Jenna-Lee Hyde* – Performer – jennaleehyde.com
Jenna-Lee is a Prairie born and raised actor living in Toronto. She has trained with theatre professionals from across Canada at The Second City in Toronto, the Banff Puppet Intensive, Globe Theatre’s Actor Conservatory, and the University of Saskatchewan where she received her BFA in Acting. Some recent credits: Our Town (Theatre Rusticle / Buddies in Bad Times Theatre), marry me, marry me, marry me, marry me (House + Body / Paprika Festival), Drowning Girls, The Secret Mask, (Globe Theatre), Farndale…Christmas Carol (Persephone Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing, Taming of the Shrew, and Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan). Her work can also be seen on Workin’ Moms (CBC), and the upcoming short film, Benched.
Stephen Waldschmidt – Director & Scenic Co-Designer
Tim Bratton – Sound Designer & Scenic Co-Designer
Charlie Peters – Lighting Designer
Alana Freistadt* – Stage Manager
*Appears courtesy of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.
Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors
Shercom Industries, Saskatoon
Stobbe Photo, Saskatoon