Island of Brilliance: The Bond Between Sisters Drives this Poignant Family Drama
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The haves and the have-nots come face-to-face in the Broadway hit Good People. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), this Tony-nominated dramatic comedy finds struggling single mother Margie Walsh laid off from her job at the dollar store and left with the reality that her South Boston neighborhood is providing the same level of opportunity it always has: none. It's the kind of place where, for many people, this month's paycheck covers last month's bills. Facing eviction, Maggie's forced to turn to an old high school flame for help. But he's now a successful physician living in the suburbs ... and Margie is way out of her element. With his signature humorous glow, David Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakable hope that come with having next to nothing in America. Learn More
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Run, don't walk to this fantastic show!!! If I could have rated it higher, I would have! Acting is superb, with Ava Bogle as Emily, and Jill Renner as Evie. I can't remember when I last saw such emotional, and keenly poignant performances....continued
Quotes & Highlights
“…it’s a pleasure to watch the oft-told tale of a brainy outcast told from a fresh, female perspective” —Backstage
Pacific Resident Theatre presents
A Second Stage Production:
The West Coast Premiere of Dawn O’Leary’s
Island of Brilliance
Alley Mills and Orson Bean
Island of Brilliance revolves around Evie, a unique young high school student who displays unusual honesty and generosity. When her older sister (who has an IQ of forty) begins reciting poetry, her life is disrupted in a complex series of events that shape Evie’s future.
Ava Bogle, Nancy Linehan Charles,
Mary Jane, William Lithgow, Jill Marie Renner,
Kevin Railsback and Norm Skaggs
About the Ticket Supplier: Pacific Resident Theatre
Based in Venice, California, Pacific Resident Theatre is a company founded by actors and dedicated to producing the classics, rarely performed plays, and the works of new writers.
During the last 25 years, PRT has won over 200 theater awards including the prestigious Margaret Hartford Award for continuous achievement in the small theater arena.