Missouri State Theatre and Dance Presents "Everybody"

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Shows April 21-24.

This live performance is free, but make sure you bring your own chair!

Located at the Missouri State University North Mall - Bear Paw Stage

901 S National Ave

Between Blair-Shannon and Morris Hall

Springfield, MO 65897

  • Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
  • Directed by Kyle A. Thomas
  • North Mall Bear Paw Stage

Sooner or later, Death comes for everybody. In this contemporary reimagining of the 15th century morality play “The Summoning of Everyman,” the symbolic Everybody — a representative of all humankind — must give an accounting of their life to The Almighty before they can journey to the great beyond. In defending their life, Everybody calls upon personified concepts such as Friendship, Kinship, Stuff, Mind, Senses, Beauty, Strength, Evil, and Love. In a unique twist, roles are assigned to the cast by means of a random lottery at each performance, so the actors must memorize the entire script and be prepared to play any role. Prepare to ponder the meaning of existence as Everybody provides a fresh and witty perspective on life’s greatest mystery!

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