Every Brilliant Thing
Connected To Everything Around You...
By: Duncan MacMillan
Directed by: Melinda Pfundstein
Venue: Henry Studio Theater
August 16 - September 15
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
*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).