by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
November 2-5 at 7pm
November 6 matinée
The Hart Theatre
Earl Wooster High School
1331 E. Plumb Lane
Reno, NV 89502
Adult Themes & Language!!
This modern riff on the fifteenth-century morality play Everyman follows Everybody (chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance) as they journey through life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living.
Guaranteed to be a different show every performance as the roles are chosen every evening via lottery on stage! See all 5 shows for a truly engaging experience!!!
PLOT SUMMARY God, displeased with humanity’s moral blindness, summons Death to call Everybody to account for how they’ve lived their life. Everybody freaks out when Death comes calling and begs to be allowed to bring along a companion on their journey to the great beyond. Death grudgingly agrees, and Everybody visits, in turn, Friendship, Kinship, Cousin, and Stuff, all of whom rebuff Everybody’s pleas. Eventually, Love arrives and agrees to accompany Everybody on their journey. As Love and Everybody approach the grave, Beauty, Strength, Senses, and Mind desert them, setting the scene for Everybody’s final, poignant confrontation with the raw fact of their mortality.
Finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize.
“This is theatre rather unlike anything you might have seen…unusual, unconventional and eye-opening…Everyman is no barrel of laughs, being a morality play about death. EVERYBODY tells the same tale, with equal emotional heft; but it is not only provocative and involving, it is also funny. Wildly funny, in fact.” —Huffington Post.
“…[a] very meta and saucy adaptation…” —Time Out NY.
“[EVERYBODY] fills the heart in a new and unexpected way.” —The New Yorker.
$8 for WCSD Students
$10 for General Admission
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