U of I Presents Unconventional Morality Play ‘Everybody’
March 01, 2021
MOSCOW, Idaho — March 1, 2021 — The 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist "Everybody" asks the question, "Who or what goes with us when we die?” Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by KT Turner, a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the University of Idaho, the play is presented by the Department of Theatre Arts March 5-14, in livestream performances.
Based on the 15th Century morality titled "Everyman," the contemporary play "Everybody" is a dark comedy about diversity, identity, power and fate. The play is unique in that the cast uses a lottery system to choose roles for every performance, so no two shows are ever alike.
“’Everybody’ strives to remind audiences that humanity is the thread that links us all,” said Turner. “We’re living in a time where we are so very divided. We’re scared and everything is a touch uncertain. This story reminds us of our humanity, of our strength and of all the things that connect us.”
Appearing in “Everybody” are: Kalyssa Montoya, Hannah Verdi, Luke McGreevy, Payton Edmonds, Anthony Kirby, Emma Von Till, Shawn Hunt, Victoria Zenner, Kylie Morris, Taylor Telford and Cynthia Ball, all students within the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; Tanya Thompson, Carly McMinn and Laurel Joy, all from the theatre’s graduate program; and David Harlan, a 2010 theatre alumnus.
The production is intended for mature audiences and contains adult language and situations.
- free for U of I students
- $10 for individuals
- $20 for group pass
- Matinees are “pay what you can.”
Times, dates and registration:
- 6 p.m. Pacific time March 5-6, 12-13. Register online.
- 2 p.m. Pacific time March 6-7, 13-14. Register online.
More information about “Everybody” is at uidaho.edu/class/theatre/productions-and-events/everybody.—
Media Relations, Department of Theatre Arts & Lionel Hampton School of Music
About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 11,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky and Western Athletic conferences. Learn more at uidaho.edu