Every Brilliant Thing

Dates: March 17-April 2, 2023
Written by Duncan Macmillan
Directed by John Langs

Run time: about 75 minutes, no intermission
Location: Allen Theatre

“[A] heart-wrenching, hilarious play…explored with unflinching honesty.”

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

The color yellow. Sunsets. Things with stripes. Wearing a cape. Ice cream! There are a million brilliant things. Can you name them all?

The hit play and international sensation Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe is a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience blending comedy, improv, and audience interaction to tell the story of an adult growing up in the shadow of mental illness and learning to grapple with their own experiences of love, loss, and a finding a new way forward, one brilliant thing at a time.

Celebrate with us and experience the magic of Opening Night, Thursday, March 23.

Ian Bell
Imogen Love – Understudy

John Langs – Director
Parmida Ziaei – Scenic Design
Danielle Nieves – Costume Design
Lily McLeod – Lighting Design
Maggie Rogers – Sound Design

Learn and Engage

Tix for Teachers – March 19, 7 pm
TeenACT – April 1, 2 pm

Post-Show Discussion – March 28
Moving Forward Brilliantly: intersections of art, health, and family
Performance: 7:30 pm
Discussion: end of performance – 9:30 pm
Join Artistic Associate Shana Bestock in conversation with Kaiser Permanente Master Level Therapist Santi Wibawantini, MA, LMFT, CMHS. Explore the intersections of our shared theatre experience with real world stories of mental health and its impact on our family structures and choices, and reflect as a community on the performance.

Box Office

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