Guilford College Theatre Studies presents ‘Everybody’
The Guilford College Department of Theatre Studies will present “Everybody” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. The Huffington Post calls it, “Theatre rather unlike anything you might have seen…unusual, unconventional and eye-opening”. Performances are April 6-8 and April 12-13 at 7:30 p.m. in Sternberger Auditorium, located in Founders Hall.
There will also be a matinee performance on April 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.guilford.edu/theatre. The April 12 performance will include American Sign Language interpretation.
What do you take with you when your life is about to end? A friend? A cousin? Your stuff? In “Everybody”, a new take on the 15th-century morality play “Everyman”, playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins offers no easy answers to these questions but will open a thought-provoking dialogue all audiences will engage in.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has received honors such as the Obie Award for Best New American Play, PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award, as well as the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright. Jacobs-Jenkins gained notoriety for “Gloria”, his Pulitzer Prize-nominated dramatic comedy.
Guilford College’s production of “Everybody” is directed by Beth Ritson, Adjunct Professor of Theatre Studies. Scenic and costume design is by Robin Vest, Chair, and Professor of Theatre Studies. Lighting design is by Dominic Abbenante and sound design is by Gabriel Clausen, guest artists