Every Brilliant Thing
Through equal parts humor and empathy, Every Brilliant Thing tells the story of a young man who has grown up in the shadow of mental illness and, through his own experiences with love, loss and depression, has learned to find meaning and hope in everyday life. An immersive storytelling experience that combines comedy, improv, and audience interaction, Every Brilliant Thing strikes a delicate balance between grief, loss, and laughter.
A note about Every Brilliant Thing:
This funny and moving play shines a light on mental health and suicide, a serious problem in our day and culture. It is a difficult topic, but Every Brilliant Thing handles it with warmth and hope. For the run of this play BCT has partnered with St. Luke’s Health System and its Behavioral Health team to help bring awareness of mental health issues and available resources to our community. Behavioral health professionals from St. Luke’s and advisory members from the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, a program of Jannus, Inc., will be on hand in BCT’s lobby before and after each performance offering information and materials on mental health issues and help that is available for our community members struggling with depression and other related challenges. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, call or text the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline at (208) 398-4357. To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 1-800-273-8255