Written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
Directed by Suzy Newman
Scenic Design by David Linfield
Every Brilliant Thing has been rescheduled from it’s original performance dates in March/April 2020. Specific show dates are currently TBD but we will have more information about tickets and SLO REP’s reopening protocols very soon. Stay tuned!
Tentatively October 1-17
Thu-Sat @ 7 pm / Sat & Sun @ 2 pm
ABOUT THE SHOW
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 worth living for: 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV. 4. The color yellow. You leave it on her pillow. You know she read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. This funny and moving play is a tribute to resilience and hope—as it enlists you, the audience, to tell this heartfelt story.
Every Brilliant Thing runs approximately 70 minutes with no intermission. There will be talk-backs with the cast and mental health experts and advocates after most shows. We strongly encourage audience members to remain for these interesting and informative sessions.
DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES
We can all help prevent suicide. Transitions Mental Health Association is an excellent local resource for more information and assistance with mental health issues. Whether it’s a family member, a friend or yourself, TMHA can provide help or lead you to someone who can. The links below offer free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.