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April 12th-13th, 2024

7:30 PM

Gearheart Auditorium

1 Bert Combs Dr

Prestonsburg, KY

You're seven years old. Your mom's in the hospital. Your dad says she's "done something stupid." How do you respond? You start by making a list of every brilliant thing in the universe to live for, starting with 1. Ice cream... As you grow, the list grows. But will the list be enough when life becomes harder than you ever imagined?

Join us for this one-man show exploring life, family, grief, and the particular joys that bring us hope. Recommended for ages 12+.

"A heart-wrenching, hilarious play... One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression—and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop.” - The Guardian

"Filled to the brim with joy...beautiful, heart-wrenching and very funny." - Time Out London

Each performance will be followed by a free audience Q&A with the actor.

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Earendel Theatricals
Telling stories of hope



Christian Cole Matson


(646) 724-1635

Earendel Theatricals LLC is a theatrical production company based in Pike County, Kentucky. Its mission is to tell stories of hope, with a special focus on new and innovative theatrical works bridging the urban-rural divide.

Earendel Theatricals is proud to bring Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe, to eastern Kentucky and the surrounding region, in collaboration with the Appalachian Center for the Arts and Eastern Kentucky University's Trauma & Suicide Prevention Clinic, and with support from the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington.

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

All Actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

All performances will be followed by a free Q&A with the Actor.

Recommended for ages 12+.

Private performances for high schools, colleges/universities, churches, mental health centers, and other community organizations are available. Private performances are not listed on the website. Email us for more information.

Photo Credit: Dusty Layne.

If you or a friend is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call 988 immediately or chat with a 988 Lifeline counselor at

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