Aug 16 2019
Sep 01 2019
Every Brilliant Thing at Spinning Tree Theatre presented by Spinning Tree Theatre at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, Overland Park KS

Every Brilliant Thing at Spinning Tree Theatre

Presented by Spinning Tree Theatre at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

Spinning Tree Theatre opens the 2019-20 season August 16 – September 1 with Every Brilliant Thing. This Kansas City premiere tackles the issue of depression using a life-affirming list and a partly-improvised structure that engages audiences in a way never before seen at Spinning Tree. This production will also mark the company’s first mainstage production at Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center.

Created by British playwright Duncan Macmillan with comedian Jonny Donahoe, Every Brilliant Thing found success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Off-Broadway and was adapted into an HBO movie. The Kansas City premiere of Every Brilliant Thing is directed by Doug Weaver and features R. H. Wilhoit.

You’re seven years old. Mom’s in the hospital. Dad says she’s “done something wrong.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies… 6. Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Audiences are taken on a remarkable journey that truly examines what makes life worth living – and the power of theatre to bring people together.

Admission Info

Central Ticket Office (816) 235-6222 or

Single tickets on sale July 22, 2019

$25-45 ($25 Side sections, $45 Center section)

Tickets available online, over the phone or at the door (subject to availability).

Student tickets $15

Groups of 10+ $5 off

Phone: 8162356222


Dates & Times

2019/08/16 - 2019/09/01

Additional time info:

Preview: August 16

Opening Night with Reception following: August 17

Talkback following: August 22

Location Info

Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66212