Barrow Street presents the story of a young boy who attempts to cure his mother's depression by finding the best things in life. More…
'In Every Brilliant Thing,' a young boy attempts to ease his mother's depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. Everything worth living for. Through adulthood, as the list grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life. Every Brilliant Thing is a new play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.
See it if you like being reminded of what makes life worth living. EBT is touching, but not terribly profound or original. The acting was solid.
Don't see it if you want traditional theater. EBT is more like a lecture w/audience participation. It was captivating, but not ambitious. Not really a play.
See it if you want to see a really unique, wonderful one man show. It's funny and heartbreaking. Very memorable.
Don't see it if don't want to see a play about depression, even a funny one.
See it if you're interested in seeing a play with immense heart that tackles weighty topics like depression and suicide with a dash of humor.
Don't see it if you shy away from audience participation or don't enjoy one man shows.
See it if personal memoir pieces move you. This is one of the best. It touches every emotion leaving you brilliantly short circuited by the end.
Don't see it if if you hate solo, audience interactive, shows dealing with depression. Then again, that's pretty much life. It's very funny and up-lifting.
See it if You are, or want to be, a compassionate person. Don't be put off by "audience participation"- your minor moment helps make this show.
Don't see it if You confuse sensitivity with sentimentality and think audience participation must automatically be cringe-inducing or embarrassing.
See it if you want to see a "brilliant" one man show about depression, with beautiful audience participation. Extremely moving.
Don't see it if being asked to participate (in a small way, don't worry!) scares you, or if you're in the mood for a classic play. This is outside the box.
See it if you want to be moved and impressed with the quickness and inventiveness of the telling.
Don't see it if you think gratitude is too touchy feeley.
See it if You want to see a moving show on depression, suicide, sadness in a clever one man monologue set up.
Don't see it if You need a specific fun plot, don't want to leave feeling a little sad or may drown after a little too much true-life misery retold
See it if you want an original, heart-felt approach to a one-person show. The incorporation of the audience was masterful, and the story was poignant.
Don't see it if you are particularly triggered by discussions of suicide.
See it if you enjoy small, immersive theatre led by a solo act telling the story of depression, gratitude, and heart.
Don't see it if you hate audience participation. Odds are, you'll be asked to do some small part in the show like I was.
See it if You want to see a profound play about someone battling depression with humor.
Don't see it if You want something fluffy and happy.
See it if You think the power of theater comes from it being live and the interaction between the stage and audience.
Don't see it if You are scared by participation, do not like one-person shows.