Every Brilliant Thing

June 7 - June 19 | Schubert Theater

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"One of the funniest plays you'll ever see about depression... explored with unflinching honesty"

- The Guardian (UK)

By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
Directed by Anne Hering

June 7 - June 19 | Schubert Theater

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. 3. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out of your nose. 4. Me. You leave it on her pillow. Soon, the list will take on a brilliant life of its own.

A poignant and stirring story examining a family’s resilience in the face of severe depression through laughter and appreciation for life. In this captivating one actor play, a fellow traveler confronts from youth to adulthood the joy and grief surrounding us all. An affirming alchemy emerges in the accounting of life’s everyday blessings and a witnessing of what we’ll do to save the ones we love. Contains mature themes (see advisory below). Ages 12+

Content Advisory: Every Brilliant Thing speaks openly about depression, mental illness, and suicide. If you or someone you know is in crisis or thinking about self-harm or suicide, there is help available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK [8255]. Resources from local health agencies will be available in the lobby before and after each performance. More resources here: preventsuicidepa.org

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Show Extras:

  • Evening performances are at 6:30pm on Tuesday and 7:30pm on Wednesday through Saturday. Matinee performances are at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Meet the actor for an informal talk-back after every performance.

  • The Perfect Prescription  For A Smile: Thank you to the Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs, and their owners, for supporting our patrons “On the Green” prior to the Thursday, June 16 performance. 
  • Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

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