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Synopsis: Every Brilliant Thing

Synopsis: Every Brilliant Thing

The Storyteller begins by telling a story of when, at seven-years old, and was taken to see his mother in the hospital after her first attempt to take her own life. Afterwards, The Storyteller begins a list. A list of everything brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for. The story explores depression and hope, uncertainty and change, confusion and joy, heartbreak and anger, relationships and solitude, risk and resistance, guilt and forgiveness. Throughout, The Storyteller interacts with audience members to tell about life with his or her mother’s depression as a backdrop, including the effects it has his or her life and relationships.