Every Brilliant Thing – On Tour from Utah Shakespeare Festival

Every Brilliant Thing

by Duncan Macmillan
On Tour from Utah Shakespeare Festival
January 18th at 2PM & 7:30PM

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s touring production of Every Brilliant Thing, a play about what to do when we lose all hope in hope itself, is landing at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta. USF is touring this production through many high schools in Utah, in order to impact and open conversations around depression and hopelessness that our youth (and adults) experience. We invite ALL those who are homeschooled, any students who missed this production and DSU students to attend either performance FREE of charge (call to reserve your seats as it will sell-out). We encourage all ages, who need a reminder about every brilliant thing in this world, to come to this interactive performance that walks us through a variety of sorrows and highlights experienced in the journey of life itself. We thank USF for bringing this new production to life on stage throughout our state. This timely message is brilliantly performed and applies to ALL people of any age or in any stage of life.

Meet the Cast

Samae Allred, Actor

Cordell Cole, Actor

Austin Andrews, Every Brilliant Thing Tour Manager

The Actor begins by telling a story of when, at seven-years old, and was taken to see his mother in the hospital after her first attempt to take her own life. Afterwards, The Actor begins a list. A list of everything brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for. The story explores depression and hope, uncertainty and change, confusion and joy, heartbreak and anger, relationships and solitude, risk and resistance, guilt and forgiveness. Throughout, The Actor interacts with audience members to tell about life with his or her mother’s depression as a backdrop, including the effects it has his or her life and relationships.

This astonishing show will unfold at 2:00pm and 7:30pm on January 18th. January 18th at 2pm and 7:30pm. $30 adults/Students FREE.


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Thank you for your patience and patronage and donations during a very tough year! As we transition back cautiously and safely into a fuller capacity at the theater please note:

MASKS are still REQUIRED for the safety of all patrons, performers and staff.
The distancing between parties will be 2-3 feet until further notice.

Thank you for your cooperation! Jan Broberg