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Fri, Apr 12


Gearheart Auditorium

Every Brilliant Thing

Join us for a FREE performance of one of the funniest plays you'll ever see about depression!

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Every Brilliant Thing
Every Brilliant Thing

Time & Location

Apr 12, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Gearheart Auditorium, 1 Bert Combs Dr, Prestonsburg, KY 41653, USA


About the event

Earendel Theatricals & The Appalachian Center for the Arts present


by Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe

featuring John Andrew Code* (Friday, Apr. 12th) and Christian Cole Matson* (Saturday, Apr. 13th).

*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

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.

“[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

This production of Every Brilliant Thing has been presented at Prestonsburg High School, East Ridge High School, Johnson Central High School, Northpoint Academy, Pike County Central High School, Shelby Valley High School, the University of Pikeville, Eastern Kentucky University, and the Appalachian Center for the Arts. 

Donations will be accepted at the door to fund future free performances of the show at Kentucky high schools, colleges/universities, and community centers.

Every Brilliant Thing is supported by the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington and the EKU Psychology Clinic.

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