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Everybody

Everybody

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Imprint: Theatre Communications Group
Paperback : 9781559369701, 96 pages, June 2020

Description

Inspired by the 15th century morality play Everyman, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ new work follows Everybody (played by one of five actors selected by lottery at the beginning of each performance) as he or she travels down a road toward life's greatest mystery and confronts the inevitable. An unpredictable and inventive inquiry into the ways we cope with our own mortality.

Reviews

"Throughout his meteoric career, Mr. Jacobs-Jenkins has made a virtue of his anxieties about identity—social, racial, creative—in meta-theatrical plays that turn traditional forms inside out. "

- New York Times

"Provocative and involving. .. Wildly funny. "

- Huffington Post

"With Everybody, Jacobs-Jenkins has written a play about love—or, rather, a play that shows how impossible it is to write about love—and it fills the heart in a new and unexpected way. "

- New Yorker