Every Brilliant Thing

Sept 3 - 26, 2021

by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe

directed by Karen Ruch

featuring Stuart Landon as The Narrator

Sept 3 - 26, 2021

7:30pm: Sept 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26

3:00pm: Sept 19

In-Person Performances

We're excited to have you back!

This show will have in-person performances.

$37/$30 - Assigned Seating

$18 - 18 and Under

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In Every Brilliant Thing, The Narrator guides us through a lifetime of struggles with living with a chronically depressed mother and, with the help of the audience, creates a list of things beautiful, hilarious, heartwarming, and true - “everything worth living for.”

Both hilarious and touching, Every Brilliant Thing is an interactive show that is a tribute to hope, resilience, and our capacity to find joy in the world around us, even in the very smallest things.

Content Advisory

Parents Strongly Cautioned

This show contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14.

For our patrons that would like to be warned of any potential triggers or specific offensive content, we have provided this list.

To prevent spoilers the list is hidden below.

This show contains the following:

depictions of drug overdose and suicide

depictions of mental illness

self-harm or suicide

strong coarse language

themes on death and grief

Sponsors & Partners


We want to show our appreciation to our top members of The Inner Circle:

Miles Babin, Christopher Baldrige and David Skerpon, Joe and Janet Benamati, William and Sharia Benn, Michael Chapaloney, Jeff and Caitlin Copus, Matt and Desiree DeSoto, Harold and Maureen Dunbar, The Freeman Family, Matthew Golden, Mary Lou and Raymond Harris, Nicholas Hughes, Dan Deibler and Elizabeth Johnson, Robert and Joyce Kantor, Dr. Kraig Kiehl & Renae Kluk Kiehl, Esq., Beryl Kuhr and Patrick Bair, Wayne and Gloria Landon, Bill and Beverlee Lehr, Howard Pollman and David Forney, Karen Ruch, Craig Sager and Jay Little, Brad and Colleen Sanders, Kristin Scofield, Ellen Stockstill, John and Abby Tierney

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