“Everybody” Written Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Presented at the Santa Fe Playhouse
written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
June 18 – July 10
In this 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist, characters are moral concepts and states of being (or non-being), including Kinship, Evil, Strength, Beauty, Understanding, and Time. Everybody is adapted from the 15th-century morality play Everyman, one of the first recorded plays in the English language, which used allegory to examine how man attains Christian salvation. In Jacobs-Jenkins’ version, and the audience gets into the game. To make matters more confusing, actors memorize all the parts and roles shift for each performance.