Every Brilliant Thing


Oct 03 2021
HCC Ybor Studio Theatre


HCC Ybor Studio Theatre
HCC Ybor

Every BrilliantThing

by Duncan Macmillan
with Jonny Donahoe

directed by Emilia Sargent
featuring Ned Averill-Snell
September 16 – October 3 @HCC Performing Arts
sponsored in part by Hal Freedman and Willi Rudowsky

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.
17. Burning things.
54. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out of your nose.

You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. A play about depression and the lengths we will go to 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 (UK).
“EVERY BRILLIANT THING finds a perfect balance between conveying the struggles of life, and celebrating all that is sweet in it.” —The Independent (London).

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