Every Brilliant Thing

Feb 22 through March 10

A child learns that her mother has been hospitalized because, as her father says, “she did something stupid.” She resolves to show her mom that life is worth living, by writing a list of 1,000 “Brilliant Things” on scraps of paper for her mother to find. 

Every Brilliant Thing offers an unflinching view of chronic depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. Far from being sad or tragic, the play approaches the topic with love and sincerity, with hope and even humor. This unique theater experience involves the audience in the story, evoking empathy, tears, laughter, insight and deep compassion.  Our regional premiere production features actor, storyteller and playwright Becky Wahlstrom

From reviews of British productions . . .

'Demonstrates why life is worth living... you'll leave feeling elated' - The Scotsman

'Filled to the brim with joy... beautiful, heart wrenching and very funny' - Time Out London

'[An] extraordinary piece of inclusive, participative theatre' - The Stage

'Genuinely wonderful and life affirming. It is impossible not to love' - A Younger Theatre

Every Brilliant Thingby Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe. 

7:30 pm Feb 22, 23, 28, March 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9
2:30 pm Feb 24, March 3 & 10

Adults $20, Students & Seniors (60+) $15
All seats $10 on Thursday evenings

Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville 37228







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TWTP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation

Season 2018-2019

12th Annual Women's Work The Twelve Dates of Christmas opens 11/30/2018
Every Brilliant Thing opens 2/22 Sistas: The Musical opens 5/3/2019

Our Mission

  • to present theatrical productions of the highest quality to Middle Tennessee audiences
  • to produce plays that express the human condition in the female voice
  • to provide acting, directing, design and management opportunities for women in professional theater
  • to bring live theater to new, underserved audiences