Central Massachusetts premiere!
Every Brilliant Thing
By DUNCAN MACMILLAN with Jonny Donahoe
Directed by Matthew J. Carr
Performed by Lexi Meunier
Performances: September 6, 7, 13, and 14 at 7:30 p.m. September 8 and 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Black Box Theater in the Ryken Center at St. John’s High School, 378 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA.
Tickets: $20.00; Under 18 and Seniors $18.00; Groups of 10 or more $16.00
Reservations: To reserve tickets call 508-296-0797, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org . (Tickets are also available at the door.)
About the Play: You’re seven 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. You leave the list on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. A play about depression and the lengths to which we will go for those we love.
Press: “Mr. Macmillan’s play, often very funny, is fully aware that in the face of great loss and depression, a real effort of will is required to recall why it’s worth continuing with life. That will is the force that animates Every Brilliant Thing.” — Ben Brantley, New York Times (Critics’ Pick)
“Every Brilliant Thing finds a perfect balance between conveying the struggles of life, and celebrating all that is sweet in it.” —The Independent (London).
“…very charming…offers sentimentality without shame…guaranteed to keep your eyes brimming… captivating…” —NY Times.
(Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.)