Every Brilliant Thing

By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe Directed by Tom Quaintance

A special health and wellness initiative in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

An intimate performance that brings us together in celebration of the little things that make life worthwhile. At CURRENT Studio in downtown Chapel Hill. The story is told from the perspective of a single performer, with multiple actors cast in the role. This often-immersive experience blends comedy, improv, and audience interaction to tell one individual’s story of growing up in the shadow of their mother’s struggle with suicidal depression while learning to grapple with their own journey and life experiences. Surprisingly charming and delightful, “Every Brilliant Thing” provides a life-affirming jolt of humanism, reminding us that hope comes from the miracles of life’s minutiae.

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On Stage

January 10–16, 2024

Ticket prices



CURRENT ArtSpace & Studio

Run Time

Approximately 80 minutes, no intermission