Every Brilliant Thing
A One-of-a-Kind Theatrical Experience
by Duncan Macmillan & Jonny Donahoe
directed by Princess Kannah
performed by Craig A. Miller
(Playhouse Artistic Director from 2011-2018)
Every Brilliant Thing Tackles a Giant Subject:
What is it that Makes Life Worth Living?
The answers are simple and profound in this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.
It’s the story of a man who, at age seven, in order to cheer up his mom when she first tries to end her life begins compiling a list of the minutiae that make life worth living.
Things like ‘ice cream’ and ‘water fights’ give way years later to ‘listening to Miles Davis’ and ‘falling in love.’ Eventually, the ever-growing list is as much for him as it was for his mom.
Since 2015, this show has captured hearts and minds as an Off-Broadway hit, a World Tour, an HBO adaptation and runs at both large and small theatres across the country. The reviews, by audiences and critics alike, have been overwhelmingly positive.
Returning to the intimate Monroe Stage for one performance only!
A ‘Brilliant’ Performer
Craig, the Playhouse’s former Artistic Director, helms the show, tackling a serious subject with disarming, comfortable frankness.
Most interesting is that the audience is part of the show. Craig, as only Craig can, invites participation in a warm, engaging way putting everyone at ease right from the start.
The stage is bare, the lights are on, classical jazz music plays on and strangers soon become friends.
Both humorous and heartrending Every Brilliant Thing is an unforgettable night of theater!
A ‘Brilliant’ Cause
Experience a show that will make you laugh, bring you to tears, inspire you, all to support the Playhouse*.
- The VIP experience includes a reception with Craig right after the 85-minute performance, champagne and dessert and front-row seats, $145
- Reserved seats, $68
Please book today. And spread the word!
August 14 at 7:00
Listen to Craig Speak About the Show
About Craig A. Miller
Craig A. Miller is an Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing at the University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department. He is the former Artistic Director and Education Director at 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, California, where he produced several award-winning seasons from 2011-2018. He is an award-winning director of over 150 productions at regional theatres across the country, an accomplished sound designer, and arts educator, having taught acting and directing at the University of South Carolina, The 6th Street Playhouse School of Drama, and Houston’s Lone Star College System.
Images 1 & 2: Craig performs as skilled psychiatrist Martin Dysart in 6th Street Playhouse’s 2018 production of Equus.
Images 3 & 4: Craig performs as the hilarious Francis Henshall in 6th Street Playhouse’s 2016 production of One Man, Two Guvnors.
Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience!
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*All proceeds from this event will go to our ‘Buy the Building’ Fund.
NOTE: This production is made possible in part by the Ambrose Storytelling Foundation and the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Idaho and was originally staged and produced by the Idaho Repertory Theatre in Moscow, ID.
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Korbel California Champagne & Cold Stone Creamery
Image 1: If you’re a VIP you get premium seating and are invited to connect with Craig after the performance while enjoying Champagne and a ‘brilliant’ dessert.
Image 2: The very first ‘thing’ on the list! Generously provided by Stone Cold Creamery in Santa Rosa.