Every Brilliant Thing - Dallas Theater Center
Limited Single Tickets Available!
By Duncan Macmillian

With Jonny Donahoe
Directed by Sally Nystuen Vahle

Rediscover all that life has to give.

You’re six years old. Mom’s in 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) Kung Fu movies. #3) Burning things. #4) Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose. #5) Construction cranes. #6) Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. This surprising and immersive theatrical experience speaks openly about depression, mental illness and suicide. With poignant humor and joy, Every Brilliant Thing takes us on a journey through grief, healing, falling in love, and rediscovering all that life has to give.

Show Details: This production includes verbal descriptions of depression, self-harm, suicide and suicidal ideations. There will be some warm and inclusive audience participation.


Blake Hackler: 3/9 (7:30 pm), 3/13, 3/15, 3/16 (7:30 pm), 3/17 (2:00 pm), 3/19, 3/21, 3/23 (2:00 pm), 3/24 (7:30 pm)

Tiffany Solano: 3/9 (2:00 pm), 3/12, 3/14, 3/16 (2:00 pm), 3/17 (7:30 pm), 3/20, 3/22, 3/23 (7:30 pm), 3/24 (2:00 pm)