At the top of the play, David Kelly's character is seven years old and his mom is in the hospital after a bout with depression. To cheer her up, he begins a list of every brilliant thing worth living for: Ice cream. Kung Fu movies. Burning things. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose. And on and on. He leaves the list on his mom's pillow. He knows she has read it, because she's corrected his spelling. The list then takes on a life of its own in funny and heartwarming ways.
Directed by Caroline Shaffer, this play explores the lengths to which we go for those we love. It demands we pay attention — to ourselves, to the person in the next seat, across the aisle and beyond, and to the small things that bring us joy. At its core, Every Brilliant Thing is about human connection.
2 pm. Indoors at Grizzly Peak Winery. $30 tickets
Wed-Sun, Nov 30 - Dec 4
Tue-Sat, Dec 6 - 10
Talkbacks with the actor and director after performances on
Dec 1*, 6, & 7
Wed, Nov 30 Preview: $25 discounted tickets
*Thu, Dec 1 Opening: a benefit for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) will be followed by wine and a talkback with the actor and director. $40 tickets
This play contains adult material, and is suitable for 12 years and older.
TICKETS AT THE DOOR ARE $40. CASH OR CHECK ONLY.
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...very charming…offers sentimentality without shame…guaranteed to keep your eyes brimming. The script balances acuity and affability with unobtrusive artistry…captivating…
A heart-wrenching, hilarious play…One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see…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 finds a perfect balance between conveying the struggles of life, and celebrating all that is sweet in it.
~The Independent (UK)