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Every Brilliant Thing

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September 23 — November 5, 2017

In the Ellyn Bye Studio

Previews are Sep. 23-28 | Opening night Sep. 29
By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
Starring Isaac Lamb
Directed by Rose Riordan

“Heart-wrenching, hilarious ... possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop.”
-The Guardian

“Brilliant? Let us count the ways" 
-Oregon ArtsWatch

Duncan Macmillan’s play shines hilarious and compassionate light in dark corners of the human condition, and the way in which the creators have constructed the performance is refreshingly theatrical. A reminder that hope is never truly lost, and a testament to the healing power of storytelling. 

Who’s Who:
View the cast and creative team bios.

Playbill:
Explore the playbill.

Run Time:
Approximately 70 minutes, no intermission.

Note:
Recommended for ages 14 and up. Contains adult situations and references to suicide. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.

Resource Guide:
Download resource guide (PDF)

Performance Times

Evenings: Tuesdays – Sundays at 7:30 p.m.*
Matinees: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., Thursdays at noon*

*Schedule may vary for some shows. Please check our season calendar to confirm.

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