Virginia Stage Company Presents

Every Brilliant Thing


Wednesday, February 1, 2023

12:00 pm


Piedmont Virginia Community College

V. Earl Dickinson Theater

501 College Drive

Charlottesville, VA 22902


Free! This production is fully sponsored by Sentara & Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation

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"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, 2014 Edinburgh Festival

Sooner or later, depression shows up in all our lives. To remind us of the importance of asking for help, Sentara and the Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation have teamed up with the Virginia Stage Company to sponsor a touring production of the internationally acclaimed Every Brilliant Thing. This uplifting show follows the story of a young boy who starts a running list of the everyday things that make living worth living to ease his mother's depression and finds that the list changes his own life as well. 

Every Brilliant Thing has won the hearts of audiences in the US and England for more than a decade and was filmed for HBO. It speaks openly about depression, mental illness and suicide, with the goal of saving lives by destigmatizing mental health and encouraging people to seek help.

This solo-performer production involves improv comedy and audience participation.  All interactions are optional and confirmed by consent.  

Local acclaim for Virginia Stage Company's performance of Every Brilliant Thing:

"Y'all, this is a great show. Funny, sad, heartwarming. Go see it." --Ann S.

"Exceptionally well done...I've recommended it to several family members since it handles a sensitive topic with care and empathy." --Marianne S. 

"Thank you for addressing this sensitive topic in such a respectful, creative way." --Phyllis S.

For More Information:

Visit the Virginia Stage Company's website.