"One of the funniest plays you'll ever see about depression... explored with unflinching honesty"
By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
Directed by Anne Hering
June 7 - June 19 | Schubert Theater
You’re six years old. Mom’s in the 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. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out of your nose. 4. Me. You leave it on her pillow. Soon, the list will take on a brilliant life of its own.
A poignant and stirring story examining a family’s resilience in the face of severe depression through laughter and appreciation for life. In this captivating one actor play, a fellow traveler confronts from youth to adulthood the joy and grief surrounding us all. An affirming alchemy emerges in the accounting of life’s everyday blessings and a witnessing of what we’ll do to save the ones we love. Contains mature themes (see advisory below). Ages 12+
Content Advisory: Every Brilliant Thing speaks openly about depression, mental illness, and suicide. If you or someone you know is in crisis or thinking about self-harm or suicide, there is help available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK . Resources from local health agencies will be available in the lobby before and after each performance. More resources here: preventsuicidepa.org