April 2, 2023 2:00 pm
Observer Editor
“Everybody”: U-M Theater Department.

Every Thurs.–Sun., Mar. 30–Apr. 9. Andrew White directs drama students in award-winning African American playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ 2017 modern adaptation of the 15th-century English morality play The Summoning of Everyman. The highly allegorical plot hews close to the original, following a complacent everyman who, informed by Death of his coming end, seeks friends to accompany him on his final journey. Jacobs-Jenkins’ version moves the moral of the play away from Christian salvation and towards a more humanist conclusion. The adaptation also features a unique casting quirk where each actor must memorize multiple parts with their roles being determined by lottery before each performance. 7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $33 in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu & and at the door. 764–0583.

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