Virginia Stage Company’s exhilarating production of Every Brilliant Thing is told from the perspective of a single performer. It is an immersive experience that 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 also 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. The aim is to destigmatize the conversation around mental health and encourage the audience to see the many ways in which we all experience joy and hardship.
All audience interactions are optional and confirmed by consent. The production may be enjoyed with or without directly participating.
Free admission, but seating is limited. Registration required at vastage.org/ebtour
Sponsored by Sentara Healthcare, Optima Health, Virginia Premier, Virginia Stage Company at the Wells Theatre, Williamsburg Area Arts Commission, National Alliance on Mental Illness in Williamsburg, and Hope Family Village.