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Barter Theatre: Every Brilliant Thing

May 20, 2022 - August 20, 2022

Every Brilliant Thing

May 20th – August 20th

by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe

Could you name a hundred things that make life wonderful? A thousand? How about a million? When he was 7, a boy started a list of things to live for in an attempt to save his mother. As he grows up, the list takes on a life of its own. From “Ice Cream” (#1 on the list) to “Staying up all night talking” (#9,999), Every Brilliant Thing shines a hilarious and compassionate light on dark corners of the human condition. A play about the lengths we will go to for those we love—told in collaboration with the audience.

EVERY BRILLIANT THING is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Hear more about the show!

Barter Theatre is partially funded by:

This project was supported [in part] by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

What audiences are saying about Every Brilliant Thing!

Barter Connects: Every Brilliant Thing

Thursday, June 9th, after the 7:30pm performance, Smith Theatre

Roby Barnhart from Highlands Community Services joins us after the show to discuss resilience, mental health, and more.

Barter Connects are events designed to provide context and community surrounding Barter productions by offering informal gatherings where you can interact with both artists and audiences alike. C


May 20, 2022
August 20, 2022
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127 W. Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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