Every Brilliant Thing
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.