Every Brilliant Thing
BY DUNCAN MACMILLAN WITH JONNY DONAHOE
DIRECTED BY RICK DILDINE
In this transfer of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s production of EVERY BRILLIANT THING, you’re six years old. Mum’s in the 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 heart-wrenching, hilarious play is just the ticket if you’re tired of Christmas plays this season and just want to think about those you love.