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Friday, July 21st
7:30 PM
Chester Legion

Early Bird Pricing until June 22nd
$ 35 plus tax Adults
$ 17.50 plus tax Youth (under 20)
General Admission

Regular Pricing June 23 – July 21st
$ 39 plus tax Adults
$ 19.50 plus tax Youth (under 20)
General Admission

The Chester Legion is wheelchair accessible.
A cash bar will be available.

Every Brilliant Thing

A play by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe

July 21 

The colour yellow, roller coasters, ice cream — as a mother battles chronic depression, a child creates a list of every brilliant thing they can think of, to remind them what makes life worth living. As the child grows, so does the list. Looking back on a life of ups and downs, the storyteller takes the audience on an inspiring journey that celebrates finding joy in the mundane and being grateful for the simple pleasures hiding all around us.

At once intimate and interactive, Every Brilliant Thing is a touching, funny, and uplifting performance that chronicles life’s small joys and reveals the lengths to which we will go for those we love.

Content Warning: This play discusses the subjects of suicide and mental health. While it is an overall optimistic and heartwarming experience, viewer discretion is advised.


Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe
Directed by Scott Sharplin
Starring Mark Delaney
A production by Highland Arts Theatre


““[A] heart-wrenching, hilarious play…One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression—and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop

Audience Review


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