KOTA KINABALU: As part of the Kota Kinabalu Arts Festival 2017, there will be a staging of a play called Every Brilliant Thing (EBT) from Thursday to Sunday (June 15 – 18) at the soon-to-be-opened Blackbox Theatre Kota Kinabalu, at 8th floor Suria Sabah Mall.
EBT is a heart-wrenching and hilarious live stage performance which has been hailed by British Newspaper, The Guardian, as “one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression”.
This play is an interactive and immersive one-man show that speaks of the subject of managing adult depression and suicide.
Duncan Macmillan’s one-man show Every Brilliant Thing premiered with great acclaim in Malaysia last year starring Qahar Aqilah. It is directed by theatrethreesixty’s artistic director Christopher Ling.
The KK show will also star Qahar Aqilah and Christopher Ling
Theatrethreesixty is a collective of playmakers dedicated to telling the stories that they want to tell, by nurturing work from all walks of life, giving writers and actors, safe spaces to experiment and grow to help pave the way for new Malaysian theatre.
Theatrethreesixty has been producing works in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore. KKAF2017 is collaborating with them to bring this production to Kota Kinabalu.
Befrienders KK will be staging the premiere show on June 15 @ 8.30pm. Tickets for the premiere show are being sold @ rm100, with all proceeds going to Befrienders KK.
Befrienders KK is an NGO that listens to people who are depressed and suicidal.
“Our mission is to reduce depression and suicides and to help our community to achieve healthy mental well-being,” said KK Befrienders chief, Siti Rubiah Abdul Samad.
Please contact Jessie Yong 012 828 8818 for tickets.