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Emerald Academy

220 Carrick Street

Knoxville, TN 37921

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"The list began after her first attempt. A list of everything brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for."

EVERY BRILLIANT THING is a charming, brave, and often hilarious look at life in the shadow of depression. Hoping to save his mother from her struggles, a 7-year-old boy begins a list of all the things in life worth sticking around for...

1. Ice cream.

2. Water fights.

3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV.

Throughout the show the list grows, chronicling life's joys - both big and small, and takes on a profound meaning.

315. The smell of old books

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1007. The fact that sometimes there is a perfect song to match how you are feeling.


Critics from NYC to London have fallen in love with Every Brilliant Thing. We're spellbound by this intimate, poignant story and are thrilled to share it with our Knoxville community.




"EVERY BRILLIANT THING finds the perfect balance between conveying the struggles of life, and celebrating all that is sweet in it." - The Independent, London

“A life-affirming gem… as profound a work as you are ever likely to experience on a New York stage.” - NY1

"Heart-wrenching, hilarious...possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop." - The Guardian, UK

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

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Knoxville, TN 37921

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