Current Productions

Every Brilliant Thing

by Duncan Macmillan (with Jonny Donahoe)

Pittsburgh Premiere

Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre
in the basement of the Cathedral of Learning
on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland

“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…There is something tough being confronted here – the guilt of not being able to make those we love happy – and it is explored with unflinching honesty.”

– The Guardian (UK)

“Every Brilliant Thing is sad, but it is also gloriously funny and exceptionally warm. It’s a show that spells out a little of what depression can do to people, but it also highlights the irrepressible resilience of the human spirit and the capacity to find delight in the everyday.

– Time Out

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. Water fights. 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. A play about depression and the lengths we will go for those we love.

Duncan Macmillan’s hilarious and heart-warming interactive play enlists you (the audience) to form the ensemble and assist in the telling. *Don’t worry – it’s much more fun than you will ever imagine. Despite mature themes this is a play for the whole family.

Directed by Andrew Paul
Starring: Marcus Weiss

May 25 – June 11, 2023

You can also reach Showclix by phone at 1.888.718.4253. In-person box office at the theatre is available from one hour prior to each performance.

All cast & crew members this season are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Masking for audience members is optional and not required.

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