September 19, 2019
Every Brilliant Thing is a story about a seven-year old child who was taken to the hospital to see their mother after her first attempt to take her own life. This event prompts the Storyteller to make a list.
A play by Duncan McMillan with Johnny Donahoe. Presented by license with Dramatists Play Service.
It is a list of 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 play, the Storyteller tells about their life with their mother’s depression as a backdrop, and the effects it has on their life and relationships.