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Every Brilliant Thing

Every Brilliant Thing

Theatre Three
in association with Response Crisis Center, presents
Every Brilliant Thing
written by Duncan MacMillan, with Jonny Donahoe

High School and College
60 Minutes + 15 minute Question and Answer Period.

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You’re seven years old. Your mother is in the hospital. Your father said she’s “done something stupid.” So, you begin a list of everything that is truly wonderful about the world—everything worth living for.

1. Ice cream.
2. Water fights.
3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV.
4. The color yellow.
5. Things with stripes.
You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own.

With audience members recruited to take on supporting roles, Every Brilliant Thing is a heart-wrenching, hilarious story of depression and the lengths we will go for those we love. Presented with unflinching honesty, the play perfectly balances the struggles of life while celebrating all that is “truly brilliant” in living each day.

THEATRE THREE’s production features Jeffrey Sanzel, under the direction of Linda May.
Running Time: 60 minutes.

Fifty percent of the gross proceeds of this production will benefit Response Crisis Center.

*CONTENT WARNING: Although the play balances the struggles of life while celebrating all that is “truly brilliant” in living each day, Every Brilliant Thing contains descriptions of depression, self-harm, and suicide. The show briefly describes a character’s attempted suicides and her death by suicide. Response Crisis Center recommends only audience members 14+ attend, and reminds audiences to attend this program with their personal experiences in mind. As always, if you or somebody you know is struggling, we are here to talk 24/7 at 631-751-7500 or the National Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255*

For further information, please contact Marci Bing at
Marci@TheatreThree.com or (631) 928-1130.

Long Island premiere of ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ heads to Theatre Three