play about what we do for the ones we love, Every Brilliant Thing A young woman writes a list of all the wonderful things in the world and tells a story in the hope that it will inspire her mother to find something worth living for.
The play tackles the issues of depression and suicide in full force, creating new emotions at every moment in the process. From sunset to falling in love, Julia Chereson, the lead performer, gracefully tells the story so that the audience can understand the complexities of feeling helpless and numb, while finding appreciation for the little things. cross.
Below is an interview with Chereson.
FbTC: What does a typical day look like for you?
Julia Chereson: I’m usually woken up by a very hungry and demanding cat before my alarm goes off. Then I pick myself up and listen to an audiobook on my way to the theater. Once I’ve calmed down (which usually takes longer than I’d like), I work on my to-do list as best I can until it’s time to teach my afternoon class. My students are usually hungry or sleepy after lunch, so I do everything in my power to make them fall in love with theater as much as I do (I hope it works). After class, go back to your to-do list and shovel food somewhere on it. Then I try to rest for at least an hour before I have to go back to rehearsals in the evening. My typical day is jam-packed at the theater, which I really appreciate. I am very happy to be able to do what I love.
What do you hope people will get out of this work?
I would like you to leave the theater feeling grateful for the trivial and wonderful things in your daily life. And I hope people will be able to understand the importance of having difficult conversations and telling difficult stories. Stuffing how we feel and what we fear only gives more power to those fears and emotions. I think it was written to give
What does this show/role mean to you?
That’s a tough question. I have always struggled to articulate what theater is. For one thing, this role is anonymous, and I think that’s very important to my interpretation of the character. Or everyone’s children in the room. Or all of your best friends in the room. This character is wonderfully open in a way that we don’t always have in our everyday lives, and that openness feels both frightening and refreshing at the same time.
Are there any roles that you feel you’re being asked for right now?
As an undergraduate, I was in a production of how i learned to drive By Paula Vogel. Now that I’m old enough for the role of Li’l Bit, I want to step into those shoes again. This is both good luck and bad luck. I think you can see it in a completely different way. I may have missed it at the time, but now I want to see what new things I can discover.
Do you have a “show ceremony”?
I eat York peppermint patties while doing hair and makeup. It’s an old silly ritual that began with my first college production and now scares me to quit.
What have you learned about yourself over the course of this show? The last two years?
I don’t have enough time to fully answer this question. Before the pandemic, I spent a lot of time trying to mold myself into the world of theater based on what I thought that world wanted. Then, in 2020, when everything started shutting down, I started asking myself, ‘How do I want theater to fit into my life? not vice versa. Over the last two years, I think the answer to that question has begun to emerge. And this show, part of the answer, was a reminder of how much I love and need performance. but it was a mistake. Acting gives you the opportunity to connect directly with the audience. That connection is arguably one of the greatest on this planet.
Sommer Schoch (Director) is the Founder and Producer Artistic Director of FbTC. Northern He studied Theater and Entrepreneurship at the University of Kentucky before earning a master’s degree in Arts Management and Business Administration from the College of Music in Cincinnati. Her directing credits include many of her FbTC shows such as The Dollmaker, Rosies: The Women Who Riveted the Nation, and Pirates of Penzance.
Keifer Adkins, Assistant Director and Stage Manager, is FbTC’s Community Development Coordinator. He earned a dual degree in theater and history from Western Kentucky University. For Kiefer, who is primarily a performer, this is his first stage management and assistant director experience at FbTC. He directs his 10-minute plays and fringes enjoys the small but powerful effect of his series of works.
date and time
Thursday, October 27, 9:00 pm
Friday, October 28, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29, 9:00 p.m.
Single tickets are available for $18 in advance and $20 on the day. Seats are assigned at the time of ticket purchase and are limited. Current season ticket holders will be contacted the week of the 27th or after season ticket purchase to confirm availability for this show.
Adults – $18 Advance, $20 Door
This work is recommended for mature audiences due to its language and provocative content. Viewer discretion is advised. Trigger Alert: Suicide Conversation.
Tickets can be purchased in person online at www.flashbacktheater.co/events, 400 East Mt. Vernon St, Somerset, KY 42501, Tuesday-Friday 11:00am-5:00pm or pre-booked by phone can do. (888) 394-FbTC ext. Box Office. 1. Online advance ticket sales end 2 hours before the performance. We accept all major credit cards. Redemptions may be made free of charge by calling the Box Office up to 24 hours prior to his ticketed performance. Season tickets are available for $65 and include Every Brilliant Thing and all main stage shows for the upcoming season. Miracle on 34th Street, Book of WillWhen sweeney todd.
2022-23 Spotlight Sponsors: Applied Behavioral Advancements, City of Somerset, M&W Printing, Footlight Sponsors: David Daring Rentals, Kinetic by Windstream, United Cumberland Bank, T. Ronald Kidd Trust, Fireborn Energy, and FbTC Soul-Speaking Theater We would like to thank HealthMarkets for their continued support in the production of This work is presented in partnership with Title Sponsor: Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residency Program Artist Sponsor: Quest Counseling, and Cintas.