June 11, 2022
You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. Ice cream, Kung Fu movies, etc. You leave it on her pillow. Soon, the list will take on a brilliant life of its own.
A poignant and stirring story examining a family’s resilience in the face of severe depression through laughter and appreciation for life. In this captivating one actor play, a fellow traveler confronts from youth to adulthood the joy and grief surrounding us all. An affirming alchemy emerges in the accounting of life’s everyday blessings and a witnessing of what we’ll do to save the ones we love.