May 27, 2022 – July 3, 2022

by Duncan MacMillan, with Jonny Donahoe
Directed by Stephanie Holladay Earl

May 27-July 3

Thematically connected with ASC’s spring production of Romeo and Juliet, this “heart-wrenching, hilarious play” (The Guardian, UK) explores the lengths we will go to for those we love. 
You’re drawn into the story as the audience is invited to contribute to the ever expanding list of every brilliant thing that makes life worth living—a list started by a 7-year-old child coping with their mother’s attemped suicide.  Critics hail this meaningful play, calling it “poignant, uplifting, offbeat and heartwarming” (, “candid and compassionate – an ode to life’s joys” (The Guardian, UK), and “really beautiful, kind and loving. It says to the audience, take a look at all the stuff you worry about and instead appreciate the pleasures of being alive” (Chicago Tribune).
Every Brilliant Thing marks the welcome return of ASC veteran director Stephanie Holladay Earl and longtime company member, actress Ginna Hoben* as the Storyteller.

Watch the full interview with Ginna and Stephanie!

CONTENT WARNING// Deals with topics of suicide and depression.

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* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Every Brilliant Thing is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.