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Every Brilliant Thing



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Every Brilliant Thing

Written by Duncan Macmillan, Directed by Marisa Hébert
Nov 26 - Dec 19, 2021

TICKETS ON SALE November 4th

Ice cream. Water Fights. Dreams of Flying. Could you list everything that makes life worth living? In Every Brilliant Thing, our hero begins a list to save their mother and ends up saving themselves in a beautiful story of finding joy in the mundane, and gratitude for life’s simple pleasures. From childhood, through adolescence, and finally into adulthood, the narrator guides the audience through an intimate tour of life's most poignant moments, inviting us to participate as they collect tens, hundreds, and thousands of reasons to live.

Every Brilliant Thing lets us view life's joys through the lens of one person's sometimes joyful, sometimes tragic, often difficult, always human quest to find meaning, gratitude, and purpose through it all. The story celebrates resilience, perseverance, and the power of human connection against all odds, and asks us to consider one essential question: What makes life worth living?

*UCCS students receive free admission to all Theatreworks productions.
Contact the Box Office with your student ID number handy to receive your complimentary ticket.

Content advisory: Every Brilliant Thing contains descriptions of depression, self-harm, and suicide.


Rebecca Myers

Lynne Hastings (at select performances)


Artistic Team:

Director .......................... Marisa Hébert
Stage Manager .............. Lara Maerz*
Assistant Stage Manager ....Skylar Campbell
Sound Designer/Composer....................... Joseph Lamar
Costume Designer.......... Madison Booth

Scenic Designer.............. Frank Oliva
Props Master ................. Marie Verdu
Lighting Designer............ Emily Maddox


*Asterisk notates member of Actor's Equity Association or the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 union.
**Double Asterisk notates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Information & Current Policies Regarding COVID 

In accordance with Actor’s Equity Association and UCCS Campus policy, all patrons need to be masked while inside Ent Center for the Arts, including during the performance. This is for your own safety, as well as the safety of our professional cast and crew.

In this production of Every Brilliant Thing, the audience will be seated in socially distanced pods of two placed a minimum of six feet away from unmasked actors.

At this time, we are not requiring proof of vaccination from audience members, however, all visitors to campus are encouraged to complete the health assessment that will be linked in your Know Before You Go email.