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Every Brilliant Thing

Presented by Farmers Alley Theatre at Farmers Alley Theatre, Kalamazoo MI

Nov 30 2023
Dec 17 2023
Every Brilliant Thing

Farmers Alley Theatre presents the regional premiere of EVERY BRILLIANT THING, a must-see theatrical experience by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe, starring Steve McDonagh.

“Ice cream.” “Water fights.” “Peeing in the ocean and nobody knows.” In Every Brilliant Thing a boy’s handwritten list to cheer up his despondent mom becomes a surprisingly funny and poignant ode to humanity. This one-of-a-kind solo performance is a dramatic comedy that will capture your heart and lift your spirit, taking audiences on a transcendent and tender coming-of-age journey that reminds us to pay attention to life’s smallest joys — and to each other.

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Every Brilliant Thing runs for three weekends from November 30 through December 17. Tickets start at $36. $10 rush tickets are offered for all performances starting 1 hour prior to curtain (subject to availability, theatergoers must be present at the box office). Student ticket pricing is $15 for all shows. Preview performance tickets on Thursday, November 30th are $25.

Contact: (269) 343-2727

Email: info@farmersalleytheatre.com

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  • Dec 9, 2023 at 07:30 pm - 08:45 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 10, 2023 at 02:00 pm - 03:15 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 14, 2023 at 07:30 pm - 08:45 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 15, 2023 at 07:30 pm - 08:45 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 16, 2023 at 07:30 pm - 08:45 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 17, 2023 at 02:00 pm - 03:15 pm (Sun)

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Every Brilliant Thing is generously supported by DeMent and Marquardt, Jeanette’s Jewelry, by our season sponsor the First National Bank of Michigan, and by our Season Equity Sponsor The Tyler Little Family Foundation. Additional support for ASL interpreted performances is provided by Theatre Kalamazoo and the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Farmers Alley Theatre

221 Farmers Alley, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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The Community Box Office Hours:

Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am - 6 pm, with closing for lunch from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. You may contact the box office at 269.250.6984.

ACGK Office Hours:

ACGK offices are open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. 

You may also contact us at: 269.342.5059 or email us at: info@kalamazooarts.org.

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