UPDATE! EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER 29.
Every Brilliant Thing, written by Olivier Award–nominated playwright Duncan Macmillan (Lungs; People, Places, and Things) with Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award, and Off-Broadway Alliance Award nominee Jonny Donahoe (Thirty Christmases, Forgiveness) has now opened at Geffen Playhouse. The one-person play features Drama Desk Award nominee Daniel K. Isaac (Billions, The Chinese Lady) and is directed by Colm Summers (Associate Director, The Inheritance; Portia Coughlan).
Every Brilliant Thing runs through October 15 in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at Geffen Playhouse.
“Ice cream.” “Water fights.” “Peeing in the sea and nobody knows.” A boy’s handwritten list to cheer up his despondent mom becomes a surprisingly funny and poignant ode to humanity. Daniel K. Isaac takes audiences on a transcendent and tender coming-of-age journey that reminds us to pay attention to life’s smallest joys—and to each other.
EVERY BRILLIANT THING
Written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
Directed by Colm Summers
Daniel K. Isaac as Performer
Scenic Designer Sibyl Wickersheimer
Costume Designer Samantha C. Jones
Lighting Designer Benedict Conran
Sound Designer Stephanie Lynn Yackovetsky
Associate Director Austin Tooley
Intimacy Director Amanda Rose Villarreal
Dramaturg Olivia O’Connor
Production Stage Manager Colleen Danaher
Casting Director Phyllis Schuringa, CSA
Monday – Tuesday No performance*
Wednesday – Friday 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
*There will be one Tuesday performance on October 10, 2023, at 8:00 p.m.
Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at Geffen Playhouse
10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Approx. 70 minutes, no intermission.
Content Advisory: This production contains discussions of depression and suicide.
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Age Recommendation: 16+
All Geffen Playhouse productions are intended for an adult audience; children under 10 years of age will not be admitted.
Tickets currently priced at $30.00 – $129.00. Available by phone at 310.208.2028 or online at www.geffenplayhouse.org. Fees may apply.
All Geffen Playhouse productions are intended for an adult audience; children under ten years of age will not be admitted.
Rush tickets for each day’s performance are made available to the general public one hour before showtime at the box office. $35.00 General/$15.00 Student.
Through a variety of events and other opportunities, Geffen Playhouse welcomes college students to experience the live storytelling presented on our stages. We are proud of our association with UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television, and open our doors to all college students throughout Los Angeles. More information is available at www.geffenplayhouse.org/college.