First Nighter: Jonny Donahoe's Brilliant "Every Brilliant Thing"

December 15, 2014 2:57 AM

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Even before Every Brilliant Thing began I realized the spunky, balding fellow racing about the in-the-round Barrow Street Theatre to hand out sheets of paper and chat with audience members was undoubtedly the solo show's performer Jonny Donahoe. I also decided there was something instantly likable about him.

Then the 60-minute piece started and not only did I like him going about the piece he's co-written with Duncan MacMillan--it's energetically directed by George Perrin--but it hit me that he was a fellow whom audiences would have a hard time resisting.

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