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2019 Season

Every Brilliant Thing

By Duncan Macmillan • With Jonny Donahue
Directed by Vincent J. Cardinal
July 11 – October 12, 2019 Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

Mom’s in the hospital. She’s “done something stupid.” So, you start a list of everything that’s brilliant and worth living for. #1. Ice cream. #2. Water fights. #3. Staying up past your bedtime. You leave it on her pillow, hoping. And you add to the list throughout your life. This funny and moving play is a tribute to resilience and hope—as it enlists you, the audience, to tell this heartfelt story.




Artistic Staff

DIRECTOR: Vincent J. Cardinal
SOUND DESIGNER: Chandler Oppenheimer

There will be no intermission.


Michael Doherty*

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

The costume designer is represented by the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE. LOGO

Videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

Every Brilliant Thing is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Every Brilliant Thing was first produced by Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre, on 28 June 2013 at Ludlow Fringe Festival. The play had its North American premiere at Barrow Street Theatre, New York, on 6 December 2014, where it was presented by Barrow Street Theatre and Jean Doumanian Productions

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Suicide Prevention Resources

We can all help prevent suicide. The resources below provide free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition
800-273-8255 (24 hour) • 800-574-6763 (Iron County)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Utah
888-333-2377 • 212-363-3500

NAMI Utah-Programs for Mental Illness

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline





1 hour

Content Advisory
This funny and moving play shines a light on the effects of suicide, a serious problem in our day and culture. It is an adult topic, but is handled with warmth and hope. If prepared properly Every Brilliant Thing is suitable for all audiences and can be a springboard to important discussion among all ages.

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