Every Brilliant Thing

The funniest play about depression you’ll ever see

Join us
Sunday, February 2 at 2 p.m.
as we laugh and learn

There is NO COST for a ticket to this play! Invite friends and family! Feel free to print a flyer to advertise at work, the gym or throughout your daily activities.

The list began after his mother’s first attempt. A list of everything brilliant about the world.

Everything 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.
  5. Things with stripes.
  6. Rollercoasters.

The narrator describes the journey of the list throughout his life and how it becomes a reassuring mechanism for working through his best and worst times. This honest and heartwarming play engages the audience in a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience, which manages to be simultaneously funny and poignant.

It’s a story that’s as heartwarming as it is discussion-worthy, and it leaves theatre-goers better off for having experienced it.

Written by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe, the play originated at Britain’s Ludlow Fringe Festival in 2013. It has been performed at New York City’s Barrow Street Theatre and was recently the subject of an HBO documentary. The Guardian called the play “Heartwrenching, hilarious…possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop.”

Tipping Point Theatre produced “Every Brilliant Thing” during their 11th season of professional theatre in Metro Detroit. The show was so well received and provided such a valuable message that the theatre continues to tour the show following its main-stage run. Now performed for High Schools, Youth Assistance Programs and other outreach organizations, Tipping Point is proud to continue to spread the message that sometimes the hardest things to talk about are those that are most important to discuss.