Home / Events / Theater / Anything But Brilliant: A Love Story

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
 
Other events in Theater

Broad City Live

Monday, Nov 24, 2014

Good luck getting a ticket—both shows have been sold out for ages—but maybe you can sit at home and smoke a bowl while your friend Skypes you in. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s Comedy Centr ...

7 and 10 pm Monday, Nov. 24 | Sold out
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map

Jamie Baum

Monday, Nov 24, 2014

[JAZZ FLUTE] While male saxophonists and trumpeters rule the bandstands and CDs, flutists are much rarer in jazz, and so are women. New York’s Jamie Baum is both, ...

7 pm Monday, Nov. 24. | $10.

Jo Hamilton—Our House of Portland: A Portrait in Yarn

Monday, Nov 24, 2014
Crocheting isn’t just for sweaters and 1970s-style bikinis anymore. Contemporary artists who work in fabric, including Portland-based Jo Hamilton, are doing eye-popping work usin ...
Q Center 4115 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Map
Also At Theater! Theatre!
There's no more events in Theater! Theatre!
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close