Every Brilliant Thing

2023 New Play
Played October 13 - October 28, 2023 Evenings at 7:30pm • Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm

Every Brilliant Thing


Starring local artist Eleise Moore.

Join us in the very intimate Minnaert Center Black Box for a theatrical evening like none you’ve ever experienced before. The color yellow. Sunsets. Things with stripes. Wearing a cape. Ice cream! There are a million brilliant things. Can you name them all? The hit play and international sensation Every Brilliant Thing, by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe, is a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience blending comedy with improv to tell the story of an adult learning to grapple with their own experiences of love, loss, and finding a new way forward, one brilliant thing at a time.

” It’s inviting. It’s happy. It’s difficult. But first and foremost it fundamentally includes the audience in the conversation in a way no other theatre piece that I have ever seen or worked on has done. Through this positive conversation, you’ll walk out from the theater happier, lighter, and better prepared to handle the world.” – Producing Artistic Director Aaron Lamb

“…very charming…offers sentimentality without shame…guaranteed to keep your eyes brimming… balance[s] acuity and affability…with unobtrusive artistry…captivating…” —NY Times

“[A] heart-wrenching, hilarious play…possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop…There is something tough being confronted here… and it is explored with unflinching honesty.” —The Guardian (UK).

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The Minnaert Center Black Box

Ticket Prices

General $43 • Senior/Military $40 • Student/Youth $28 Groups 6+ $34.40
View our Seating chart, or learn about Rush Tickets and Pay What You Choose

Content Advisory

Discussions of depression and suicide
estimated run time 1 hr 10 mins
  • House Opens
  • Show (70 mins)
  • Show Ends


Eleise Moore*
*Member of the Actor's Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


Eleise is hilarious!

Actor Interviews: Every Brilliant Thing

On a gorgeous fall day, actor Eleise Moore, star of the one-person production Every Brilliant Thing, took a tour of downtown Olympia. Find out what she found along the way, and hear a few of her favorite ('brilliant') things.

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