A young boy attempts to cure his mother’s depression by creating a list of the best things in the world. The list grows as he progresses from childhood (Ice Cream) and adolescence (Star Trek), to college (Surprises) and marriage (Falling in Love). But when life deals a bitter blow, the list proves to be helpful to the son in ways that it could never be for the mother. Performed by a single actor, Every Brilliant Thing strikes a delicate balance between sobering loss and cathartic laughter as it explores the lengths we will go to for those we love.
The London Independent raves, “Every Brilliant Thing finds the perfect balance between conveying the struggles of life and celebrating all that is sweet in it.”
CONTENT WARNING: This production contains direct conversations about suicide.