A son writes a running list of reasons to live to help his suicidal mother. The reasons are not grand, but small, intimate and attainable—such as “ice cream” and “the alphabet.” This is the plot of Every Brilliant Thing, an interactive one-man show starring local performer Marcus Weiss at Cockroach Theatre through September 30. The play is running in concurrence with Suicide Prevention Month. The Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention will host post-show discussions after Sunday matinees. Director Jane C. Walsh said she hopes these talks will provide “comfort, education and support.”
If you or somebody you love is in need, call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.