Tipping Point Theatre Tackles Mental Health in “Every Brilliant Thing”

Tipping Point Theatre Tackles Mental Health in “Every Brilliant Thing”
January 10, 2018 Sarah Zientarski

Detroit Performs featured venue, Tipping Point Theatre, is tackling important issues of mental health in its upcoming presentation of “Every Brilliant Thing,” running January 18 – February 25 at Tipping Point Theatre in Northville.

“It’s a story that’s as heartwarming as it is discussion-worthy, and it’ll leave theatre-goers better off for having experienced it,” Tipping Point Theatre Director of Development, Dan Ferrara said.

“Every Brilliant Thing” is written by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe and originated at Britain’s Ludlow Fringe Festival in 2013.  It has been performed at New York City’s Barrow Street Theatre and was recently the subject of an HBO documentary.

The show is a Michigan Premiere for Tipping Point Theatre. For tickets, click here.

“The intimate nature of our 100+ seat theatre, combined with the immersive storytelling in this play is a formula for a beautiful production,” Tipping Point’s Producing Artistic Director and one of two actors that will take the stage for the run of the show, James R. Kuhl said.  The second actor, Katherine Banks, presents the same script, allowing for a different take on the role and an opportunity for audiences to see this tale from a female storyteller.

The show uses care and humor to address the often under-discussed issues of depression, suicide and the impact they have on family members.  Tipping Point has partnered with St. Mary Mercy Hospital Livonia to present these challenging topics with context and expertise.  In addition to the play, Talkback sessions will take place after select performances, and the first will be broadcast on Facebook Live January 20.