Every Brilliant Thing


Could you name a hundred things that make life wonderful? A thousand? How about a million? A 7 year-old child confronted by his mother's attempted suicide makes a list of things to live for that grows from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. From "Ice Cream" (#1 on the list) to "the Alphabet" (#999,997), Every Brilliant Thing elicits as much laughter as it does tears in creating its catalogue of gratitude with a unique theatrical style. In this remarkable one-person show, the audience becomes a custodian of the list, a co-conspirator in the plot to hold-back the darkness, and members of an ensemble that creates the evening's story, curling the audience in its generous embrace.

Presented by Olney Theatre Center

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$47 - $74

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Box Office Phone: 301-924-3400

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 02/28/2018 - 04/01/2018
Sunday 1:45pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 1:45pm7:45pm-
Thursday 7:45pm--
Friday 7:45pm--
Saturday 1:45pm7:45pm-
Important Dates
Performer Role
Alexander Strain Narrator
Production Personnel
Duncan Macmillan
Jonny Donahoe
Jason Loewith
Costume Designer
Debra Kim Sivigny
Set Designer
Paige Hathaway
Sound Designers
Jane Behre
Ryan Gravett
Lighting Designer
Max Doolittle


Olney Theatre Center
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832
About the Venue:
Olney Theatre Center is a 80-year-old professional, award-winning, nonprofit Equity theater whose mission is to inspire and nurture artists, students, technicians, administrators, and its audience members through its diverse array of theatrical and musical productions year-round.


  • Free onsite parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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