Every Brilliant Thing

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Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan (with Jonny Donahoe)
May 25 - June 11, 2023
Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre
Basement of the Cathedral of Learning, on the campus of University of Pittsburgh, Oakland
Pittsburgh Premiere
Directed by Andrew Paul and starring Marcus Weiss

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's read it because she corrected your spelling. Soon the list will take on a life of its own. A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.

Duncan Macmillan's hilarious and heart-warming interactive play features just a single actor and 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.

The Guardian calls Every Brilliant Thing, "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."

Online ticket purchases will end one hour before the show starts. After that, please plan to buy your tickets at the door.

$20 tickets for persons age 25 and under available at the door one hour before the show. Must show ID with proof of age at the time of purchase.

A Family Pack is also available for two adults and two youth under the age of 18 for $99. When you go to purchase your tickets, just choose "Family Pack".

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Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre 4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213