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Every Brilliant Thing

By Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe
Rosebud Theatre presents the Burnt Thicket Theatre production of "Every Brilliant Thing".

An epic celebration of life’s small joys driven by audience participation

Ice cream, roller-coasters, the smell of old books—how does a child growing into a teenager, then into a young woman, wrestle with the fact that her Mom is so unhappy? She writes lists of everything that makes life worth living. She leaves them on her Mom’s pillow. She knows her Mom has read them because the spelling’s been corrected. A surprisingly funny show about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.

“Engaging and empathetic... one of the best plays of the year.” — Now Magazine

“pretty much guaranteed to keep your eyes brimming.” — New York Times

“One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression—and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see” —The Guardian

Theatre Only - $33. Theatre then buffet - $67.

Should this show be postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19, ticket purchasers will have several options.

  • Consider donating your ticket to Rosebud Theatre, we are a charitable organization and will issue a 2020 tax receipt for each donation.
  • Apply your ticket to another show in our 2020 Season.
  • Request a credit voucher, valid until the respective show in 2021. Eg. Summer 2020 to Summer 2021.

If none of the options outlined above are suitable, please let us know and we will issue a refund.

June 24 to August 22, 2020

BMO Studio Stage

Preview - June 24, 2020. Show at 4:30pm.

Playing Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat at 4:30pm.
Add a buffet meal after the show on Thurs, Fri or Sat.

Why This Show

I saw this production at Fire Exit Theatre in Calgary last year. It was one of the most extraordinarily entertaining, funny, interactive, and emotionally uplifting plays I have ever seen. The show was packed, and the audience loved it! This will be an experience like none we’ve ever had in our theatres—an interactive audience participation wonder that disarms, informs, and charms us.

Morris Ertman, Rosebud Theatre Artistic Director

On May 13th treat mom to the special day she deserves.

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