May 9, 2024

Virginia Stage Company: Every Brilliant Thing -Frith Gallery

Presented in partnership with The Harvest Foundation's Pick Up the Pace! program.    


Now in the Frith Gallery. 


"[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." – THE GUARDIAN (2014 Edinburgh festival)

This powerful story is told from the perspective of a single performer. An immersive storytelling experience performed in the round that blends comedy, improv, and audience interaction to tell the story of someone growing up in the shadow of their mother's struggle with suicidal depression while learning to grapple with their own journey. Every Brilliant Thing provides a life-affirming jolt of humanism, reminding us that hope comes from the miracles of life’s minutiae. Seating will be “in the round” so that every seat is a great seat.

Before the show, join us for a special Make Some Noise: Open Mic Night hosted by Greg Hackenberg. Various community resources and mental health services will be set up in the Art Garden for this event.


Organizations coming to the community resource fair:

Henry County Food Bank

Just Call Granny

Grace Network

Harvest Foundation

United Way

Virginia Harm Reduction

Peer Recovery Connection


Blue Ridge Regional Library

Beegins With You Foundation

Piedmont Community Services


Schedule of Events

Community Resource Fair: 5:30-7:30 

Make Some Noise Open Mic: 6:30-7:30

Every Brilliant Thing: 7:30-9:00 

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