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January 8 - February 10
Upperstage
Tickets start at $25

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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 theatrical experience and Off-Broadway hit. This witty new play shines compassionate light on the impact of suicide, and reminds us of all the things that make life brilliant.

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.


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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.

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 leading a panel discussion featuring licensed mental health counselor, Chloe Moushey, Dr. Mick Welling along with an individual sharing their personal mental health experience.  This panel will lead a 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 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 leading a panel discussion featuring licensed mental health counselor, Jennie Voelker, Dr. Melisa Martinez along with an individual sharing their personal mental health experience.  This panel will lead a 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

Multimedia


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Video: Every Brilliant Thing Production Video

Sponsors