New England Premiere
Written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
August 2 – August 13
W 8pm, Th 2pm & 8pm, F 2pm, Sa 8pm, Su 2pm
When a boy’s mother attempts suicide, he starts a list of everything that’s brilliant in the world to convince her to stay: things with stripes, ice cream, Christopher Walken’s hair. CTC favorite Joel Ripka leads the audience on an engaging journey of a son’s gift to his mother, to himself, and to the audience. A theatre experience—a life experience—to never forget. The Guardian calls it “Heart-wrenching, hilarious…possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see.” This one-man show will be directed by Daniel Elihu Kramer.
Sponsored by Rhonda and Carl Steeg.
*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
Playwright: Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
Director: Daniel Elihu Kramer
Set Designer: Travis George
Costume Designer: Charles Schoonmaker
Lighting Designer: Lara Dubin
Sound Designer: Tom Shread
Stage Manager: Adele Nadine Traub
Panel Discussion following 2pm matinee, Sunday, August 6.
Talya Kingston, M.F.A.
Theatre Artist & Educator
Benjamin Liptzin, M.D.
Former chairman of the Department of Psychiatry
Baystate Health System
Eric M. Plakun, M.D.
Associate Medical Director & Director of Biopsychosocial Advocacy
The Austen Riggs Center