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Dezart Performs’ EVERY BRILLIANT THING Postponed until Fall 2020 Season

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 Dezart Performs’ EVERY BRILLIANT THING Postponed until Fall 2020 Season 

Unique, Immersive Storytelling Experience by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe Performed In-the-Round at the Pearl McManus Theater Was to have run April 3 – 12

16 March 2020 – Palm Springs, CA: The previously announced final show of the Dezart Performs 12th Season, EVERY BRILLIANT THING by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Duncan has been postponed in light of the COVID-19 health emergency. The production will now be rolled into the upcoming 2020/2021 season slated to begin this fall.

“The health and safety of our patrons, cast, crew, volunteers and staff is the number one priority of Dezart Performs,” said Michael Shaw in a statement. “So, in light of the Presidential Declaration of a National Emergency and the health guidelines established by Governor Gavin Newsom regarding the best response to COVID-19, Dezart Performs’ final production of the 2019-2020 season, EVERY BRILLIANT THING, will be postponed until the Fall as part of our 2020-2021 season.”

Those who have already purchased tickets for EVERY BRILLIANT THING will have their purchases credited toward the corresponding performance in October 2020. Actual performance dates will be finalized in the coming weeks.

“If you are not able to join us for the Fall production of EVERY BRILLIANT THING, we would be so grateful if you would consider converting your ticket purchase to a donation,” the statement continued. “As a small non-profit theater, ticket sales are essential to our survival. Theater and arts around the nation will suffer as a result of these unprecedented events. So your donation would mean a great deal to Dezart Performs at this challenging time. If you would prefer to explore other options, please contact our box office directly at 760-322-0179. We are so proud of the mutual collaboration between our audience and our artists. You give so much back to our actors – their performances depend on your energy and enthusiasm and you never fail to deliver. You are the heart of the Dezart Performs family. So, please stay safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you again in the Fall.”


A boy of seven sets out to list every special, ordinary thing that’s worth living for to lift his mom’s spirits: 1. Ice cream. 2. Water fights. 3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV. As he matures to adulthood, the list grows, and he learns the significance the list has on his own life as he goes to college, falls in love, and builds a home. With that simple premise, the off-Broadway hit EVERY BRILLIANT THING takes the audience on a unique theatrical storytelling experience that is both intimate and immersive, performed as theatre-in-the-round by award winning Dezart Performs of Palm Springs. EVERY BRILLIANT THING is the creative partnership between playwright Duncan MacMillan and actor Jonny Donahoe.

“A heart-wrenching, hilarious play…One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression – and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop!” (The Guardian). “Joyful. Life affirming. Brilliant. These are not words one would normally associate with a one-man play centered around depression and suicide. But Every Brilliant Thing is anything but normal.”  (Idaho Press-Tribune)

Dezart Performs, one of the Coachella Valley’s preeminent theatre companies, recognizes that the performing arts enrich the life and culture of a community, promote greater understanding and provoke insightful discussion. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit theatre company, its mission is to provide an artistic home for bold and cutting–edge plays, creating an atmosphere of artistic growth for actors, writers, and directors who uniquely contribute to the diverse theatrical environment in the Coachella Valley. All performances take place at the Pearl McManus Theater (at the historic Palm Springs Woman’s Club) 314 S Cahuilla Road, Downtown Palm Springs.