Forward Theater Company – Every Brilliant Thing
Presented By Forward Theater Company

Every Brilliant Thing

Forward Theater Company

Thu, Jan 23 - Sun, Feb 9

The Playhouse: $20 - $49
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Ages 16 and up

By Duncan MacMillan
With Jonny Donahoe

Directed by Tyler Marchant


A one-actor performance featuring David Daniel

You’re six years old. Mum’s in 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. Water fights.
#3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV.

You leave it on her pillow, hoping. And you add to the list throughout your life.

An immersive storytelling experience blends comedy, improv, and audience interaction to tell the story of a boy growing up in the shadow of mental illness, and learning to grapple with his own adult experiences with love, loss and depression._ Every Brilliant Thing_ provides a life-affirming jolt of humanism, reminding us that hope comes from the miracles of life’s minutiae.

“[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…”
The Guardian (UK)

Post-show talkbacks follow every performance.

Pre-show lectures on the following dates:

  • THU, JAN 23, at 6:30 PM
  • SUN, JAN 26, at 1 PM
  • THU, JAN 30, at 6:30 PM
  • SUN, FEB 2, at 1 PM
  • THU, FEB 6, at 6:30 PM
  • SUN, FEB 9, at 1 PM