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Anything But Brilliant: A Love Story

ENID SPITZ
7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and Monday, April 8 through April 20., Thursday April 11 | $15 Fridays-Saturdays, "pay what you can" Thursdays. Free opening weekend.
Theater! Theatre!
3430 SE Belmont St.
 
A loudly sniffling audience all but drowned out the soundtrack as opening night of Anything but Brilliant: A Love Story wound down. This love story from Lights Up! co-founders, co-stars and life partners Bobby and Tyler Ryan is anything as simple as its title. Post-modern set design, where the bed is vertical and the door horizontal, sets the scene for abrupt shifts in time and place. In one instant, we observe the gay couple enjoying a tropical picnic. In the next, playwright Sam (Bobby Ryan) writhes on the floor in grief over his partner’s death. Soon after, the roles are reversed, with Tyler Ryan’s Jesse mourning Sam. Guiding both audience and characters through this perplexing web of grief, Jane Fellows plays the schizophrenic role of Noodles, part muse to Sam, part mother to the men, part mystical spirit of the couple’s deceased pet cat. It is a metafictional, metaphysical maze through concepts of grief and gayness. With the exception of one comedic respite, where Sam hilariously embodies Jesse’s mother to enact an ideal coming-out scenario, the play is as mournful as imagining a lover’s death.

Where: Theater! Theatre!
Address: 3430 SE Belmont St.
Website: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/332783

 
 

Theater! Theatre!

3430 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR
 
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