December 6, 2014 - March 29, 2015
"I was incredibly moved"
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times
1. Ice cream, 2. Water fights, 3. Things with stripes, 4. Christopher Walken's voice, 5. Rollercoasters. In Every Brilliant Thing, a young boy attempts to ease his mother's depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. Everything worth living for. Through adulthood, as the list grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life. Every Brilliant Thing is a new play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.
Written by Duncan MacMillan. With Jonny Donahoe. Directed by George Perrin.
While presented in a lighthearted way, this play contains themes that may not be appropriate for younger audiences.
A NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' PICK!
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"A TOUCHING AND UNUSUAL new work. Quite BEAUTIFUL."
- New York Magazine
"As profound a work as you’re ever likely to experience on a New York stage."
- Roma Torre, NY1 News