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January 8 - February 10
Upperstage
Tickets start at $25

Dates

  1. January 8, 2019 at 7:30PM
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  2. January 9, 2019 at 6:30PM
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  3. January 10, 2019 at 7:30PM
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  4. January 11, 2019 at 7:30PM
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  5. January 12, 2019 at 5:00PM
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  6. January 13, 2019 at 2:00PM
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  7. January 17, 2019 at 7:30PM
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  8. January 18, 2019 at 7:30PM
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  9. January 19, 2019 at 1:00PM
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  10. January 19, 2019 at 5:00PM
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  11. January 20, 2019 at 2:00PM
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  12. January 23, 2019 at 7:30PM
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  13. January 24, 2019 at 7:30PM
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  14. January 25, 2019 at 7:30PM
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  15. January 26, 2019 at 5:00PM
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  16. January 26, 2019 at 9:00PM
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  17. January 27, 2019 at 6:00PM
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  18. January 29, 2019 at 6:30PM
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  19. January 31, 2019 at 2:00PM
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  20. February 1, 2019 at 7:30PM
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  21. February 2, 2019 at 4:00PM
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  22. February 2, 2019 at 8:00PM
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  23. February 3, 2019 at 2:00PM
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  24. February 7, 2019 at 7:30PM
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  25. February 8, 2019 at 7:30PM
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  26. February 9, 2019 at 1:00PM
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  27. February 9, 2019 at 5:00PM
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  28. February 10, 2019 at 2:00PM
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About the Play


EVERY BRILLIANT THING

by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe

loss and laughter

What makes life worth living? The answers are both simple and profound in this one-of-a-kind Off-Broadway hit. A theatrical experience like none other, this witty new play shines compassionate light into the dark corners of the human condition.

APPROXIMATE RUN TIME: 1 hour and 15 minutes, with no intermission

Every Brilliant Thing is a one-man dramedy that contains adult language and themes, including references to suicide.

For this production, we are also offering the rare opportunity of onstage seating! To choose seats in this unique section, please call the Ticket Office directly at 317.635.5252. 

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH RESOURCES

Funding for this production was made possible, in part, from SAMHSA’s Zero Suicides for Indiana Youth grant administered by Community Health Network. Community Health Network believes suicide is preventable, recovery is possible, and treatment works. For more information and access to resources if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please click here.


Click here to view the program
Click here to view the study guide

Special Performances
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OPENING NIGHT  
Friday, January 11, 2019  |  Performance at 7:30 PM

Raise a glass and salute the cast at IRT’s Opening Night! After the show, the marquee lights shine bright as you’re treated to a champagne toast and hors d'oeuvres, and invited to a one-time-only chance to explore the set with IRT Artisans.

POST-SHOW QPR TRAINING
Saturday, January 19, 2019 | Performance at 1 PM

Following the performance, Community Health Network will be offering an opportunity to take a free 90 minute suicide prevention course entitled QPR. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. In order to participate in this free course, please call 800-777-7775. Reference the QPR training for IRT and provide the Promo Code IRT 2019. 

IRTEA TALK
Sunday, January 20, 2019  |  Performance at 2 PM

After the performance enjoy tea, cookies and coffee while engaging in a post-show discussion with IRT actors, cast and guests.

ASL/AD PERFORMANCE
Sunday, January 20, 2019  |  Performance at 2 PM

The IRT offers ASL/AD services to our patrons with vision and hearing needs. Patrons with hearing needs are encouraged to sit in the interpretation zone and meet with the interpreter before the show. We also offer Assisted Listening Devices free of charge at each performance. To learn more visit irtlive.com/accessibility 

HAPPY HOUR
Tuesday, January 29, 2019  |  Happy Hour starts at 5:30 PM  |  Performance at 6:30 PM

Imbibe like a local at IRT’s Happy Hour! Happy Hour starts at 5:30 PM, an hour before the performance. Sip on local libations and then nosh on mouth-watering nibbles.

COOKIES & COFFEE
Thursday, January 31, 2019  |  Performance at 2 PM

Cookies and coffee will satisfy your sweet tooth, and our production will leave you wanting more! Luckily, you can have a sweet experience at the IRT’s Cookie and Coffee matinee where cookies, coffee and tea can be enjoyed before the 2 PM performance. 

POST-SHOW DISCUSSION
Saturday, February 2, 2019 | Performance at 4 PM

Please join a special community conversation immediately following this performance. Community Health Network, Associate Sponsor, will be creating panels for thoughtful discussion related to the themes of Every Brilliant Thing.

BACKSTAGE TOUR
Saturday, February 2, 2019 | Following the 8 PM performance

Immediately following this performance, join IRT staff for an explorative and informative backstage tour. Tours typically last 30 minutes.

POST-SHOW DISCUSSION
Sunday, February 3, 2019 | Performance at 2 PM

Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.

POST-SHOW QPR TRAINING
Saturday, February 9, 2019 | Performance at 1 PM

Following the performance, Community Health Network will be offering an opportunity to take a free 90 minute suicide prevention course entitled QPR. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. In order to participate in this free course, please call 800-777-7775. Reference the QPR training for IRT and provide the Promo Code IRT 2019.

POST-SHOW DISCUSSION
Sunday, February 10, 2019 | Performance at 2 PM

Please join a special community conversation immediately following this performance. Community Health Network, Associate Sponsor, will be creating panels for thoughtful discussion related to the themes of Every Brilliant Thing.

Cast Members


MARCUS TRUSCHINSKI
MARCUS TRUSCHINSKI
The Man

Creative Team

Tim OcelDirector
Reuben LucasScenic Design
Guy ClarkCostume Design
Allen HahnLighting Design
Todd Mack Reischman Sound Design

Sponsors