Every Brilliant Thing

  • Sep 10 - 11, 2022
  • Holton Community Theatre Matinee Seating

    401 New Jersey Avenue
    Holton, Kansas 66436
Ticket Price Free This event is now over
Description

THE STORY: You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Burning things. 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose. 5. Construction cranes. 6. Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. 

 

Starring Carrie Holliday.

 

This is a production about depression and suicide prevention. Counseling will be available the days of our production. This is a powerful production that we encourage you to attend if you or someone you know is dealing with difficult issues. 

Date & Time

Sep 10 - 11, 2022

Venue Details

Holton Community Theatre Matinee Seating

401 New Jersey Avenue
Holton, Kansas 66436 Holton Community Theatre Matinee Seating
Holton Community Theatre

How we got started

Holton Community Theatre was accidentally founded in 2014. One summer day, Shannon Wittmer and Carolyn McKee felt that the community was missing something. They decided to offer a dinner theatre experience in October of 2014 on the evening after the yearly Holton Fall Fest.  

That first play was Cafe’ Murder. It was a horribly written play that was “tweaked” profusely before auditions took place. Originally, this event was created as a one time event, however, the success was so spectacular that another show was scheduled for summer 2015. HCT held their first summer drama camp and produced the all kid musical, The Big Bad Musical. Nunsense followed close behind and soon a theatre Facebook page and website were created out of necessity.  

Since that time, Holton Community Theatre has produced six musicals, 13 plays and has held six drama camps. We were able to purchase the empty Central school building in October of 2020 for one dollar thanks to the generosity of the USD 336-Holton School Board. HCT is committed to providing and teaching theatre to Jackson County and surrounding areas.  

So whatever happened to Shannon and Carolyn? Well, Shannon directed that first play Cafe’ Murder and became the Creative Director for HCT and Carolyn is a member of the Holton Community Theatre’s Board of Directors. It is impossible to see what the future holds without dreams. 


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