Every Brilliant Thing
Following its critically acclaimed tour across the U.K., the Paines Plough production of Duncan MacMillan’s Every Brilliant Thing will play off-Broadway’s Barrow Street Theatre this winter, with an opening night set for December 14, 2014. Featuring British comedian Jonny Donahoe, Every Brilliant Thing explores the world of a six-year-old coping with his mother’s depression. In an effort to cheer her up, the narrator (Donahoe) creates a list of every brilliant thing worth living for -- from ice cream, to balloons, to Christmas. As the narrator grows up, the list takes on a life of its own. With help from the audience, this collaborative one-man-show is as uplifting as it is touching.