Arts and Letters

Every Brilliant Thing Play

September 17, 2019 7:30 PM
Aquinas Hall Theatre

Play poster for Every Brilliant Thing

This play tells the story of a man who starts to write a list of everything brilliant about the world as a gift for his mother who first attempts suicide when he is seven years old.  The list continues through his college years, his marriage, and his life as an adult, helping him battle his own bouts with depression. The play is told by a single actor with the help of the audience. 

This special performance will be put on by James Phillips, associate professor of Theatre (narrator); Alexander Florez '15 (director); and Sierra Caban '20 (stage manager).

Following the play, there will be a talk on suicide prevention and awareness with the cast and crew.

This play will also be performed at the Ritz Theater in Newburgh on September 13, 14, and 15. More information and tickets for those performances can be found here.