EVERY BRILLIANT THING


"THE LIST BEGAN AFTER HER FIRST ATTEMPT. A LIST OF EVERYTHING BRILLIANT ABOUT THE WORLD. EVERYTHING WORTH LIVING FOR."

Thursday, MAY 11, 2017 to SUNday, MAY 21, 2017

SYNOPSIS

EVERY BRILLIANT THING is a charming, brave, and often hilarious look at life in the shadow of depression. Hoping to save his mother from her struggles, a 7-year-old boy begins a list of all the things in life worth sticking around for...

  1. Ice cream.
  2. Water fights.
  3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV.


Throughout the show the list grows, chronicling life's joys - both big and small, and takes on a profound meaning.

315. The smell of old books.
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1007. The fact that sometimes there is a perfect song to match how you are feeling.

We're spellbound by this intimate, poignant story and are thrilled to share it with our Knoxville community.

NYC AND LONDON THEATRE CRITICS MARVELED AT THE SHOW

 
“EVERY BRILLIANT THING finds the perfect balance between conveying the struggles of life, and celebrating all that is sweet in it.” - The Independent, London


“A life-affirming gem… as profound a work as you are ever likely to experience on a New York stage.” - NY1


“Heart-wrenching, hilarious...possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop.” – The Guardian, UK


"Filled to the brim with joy...beautiful, heart wrenching and very funny." – Time Out London

LOCATION

 
The Theatre at the Emerald Academy
220 Carrick Street, Knoxville, TN 37921. Get directions.