Comedy play at Penticton’s Tempest Theater tackles depression – Penticton News

Comedy tackles depression

Penticton’s Tempest Theater will soon open its first full production of 2022, a play they believe will be a talking point as the world faces instability and polarization.

“Every Brilliant Thing” opens May 4, a one-man play featuring Lucas Penner exploring the world of a six-year-old who was told his mother was in the hospital because “she’s struggling to to be happy”.

The character starts making a list of everything worth living for, including ice cream, Kung Fu movies, the color yellow, and more.

It has been described by critics as “one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression”.

“We’ve included a few surprises in this production and have focused on building real people-to-people connections. Together, we’ll spend an evening at the theater recognizing the joy in the simple things and the effort we make for those we love” , says Kate Twa, Tempest Theater Artistic Director.

“Tempest’s 70-seat black box theater is the perfect venue for this gloriously funny and exceptionally warm play.”

The run includes eight evening performances, ending on May 14. The public is encouraged to arrive early to claim their seats and enjoy the lounge downstairs, where they can enjoy local refreshments from Cannery Brewing, Slackwater Brewing, Hugging Tree Winery and others.

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