Every Brilliant Thing
Connected To Everything Around You...
By: Duncan MacMillan
Directed by: Melinda Pfundstein+
Venue: Henry Studio Theater
August 16 - September 15
"A unique, interactive theatrical experience exploring issues of mental health and the healing powers of human connection..."
Ice Cream, Kung Fu movies, Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose – as a mother battles chronic depression, a son creates a list of everything that makes life worth living. As time passes, the list grows. With equal parts humor and empathy, Every Brilliant Thing tells the story of a young man who has lived in the shadow of mental illness and examines the lengths we will go for those we love.
“A heart-wrenching, hilarious play…One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression—and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop…There is something tough being confronted here—the guilt of not being able to make those we love happy—and it is explored with unflinching honesty.” —The Guardian
“Every Brilliant Thing is sad, but it is also gloriously funny and exceptionally warm. It’s a show that spells out a little of what depression can do to people, but it also highlights the irrepressible resilience of the human spirit and the capacity to find delight in the everyday.” —Time Out
* NOTE ON THE PROLOGUE: We are excited to offer a different type of pre-show experience for Every Brilliant Thing than compared to the usual LDTC "Prologue." The pre-show experience for Every Brilliant Thing is interactive and fluid, taking place for approximately 20 minutes prior to the start of the performance.
**Advisory: Every Brilliant Thing contains hilarious, touching and healing conversations about mental health and suicide. It is recommended for teens and adults.
**All decisions on student attendance are left to the discretion of the parent(s).
- Young Professionals - Sept. 3
- Trivia Night - Sept. 5
- Parents Night - Sept. 7
- Seniors Night - Sept. 8
- Summit Foundation Night* - September 13
*The Summit Foundation is pleased to be able to help sponsor this play and provide a night out for our community members. It touches on a subject that we are all interested in, and we hope that you enjoy this thought-provoking reminder of what life is all about.
Meet The Cast
Melinda Pfudnstein+ Director
Whitney Carter* Stage Manager
Aaron Snider Assistant Stage Manager
Ben Whitmore Scenic Design
Cory Sprinkles Lighting Design
Jillian Parzych Costume Design
Stefanie M. Senior Sound Designer
Emily Dinkel Props Master
LDTC Blog Posts
August 31 At 1:00 PM
Venue: Henry Studio Theatre
Summit Speaks: Suicide as a Social Contagion
Duncan MacMillan's Every Brilliant Thing is a play about depression and the lengths we will go to for the people we love. Join us as our panel of experts and advocates explore the state of mental health in Summit County. Presented in partnership with Building Hope.
About Building Hope: Building Hope Summit County is a community-wide initiative designed to create a more coordinated effective and responsive mental health system that promotes emotional health, reduces stigma and improves access to care and support for everyone in Summit County.
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
+ The Director is a Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
* ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE*
Tickets may be exchanged for another performance date during the same production (subject to availability), up to 48 hours prior to the performance time. A $5 per ticket exchange fee applies (waived for subscribers). Price differential may apply.
* NO LATE SEATING. *