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.




Joel Ripka

Joel Ripka



*Joel Ripka


*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: