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This show closed on November 17, 2019

About Everybody

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins shines his light on the 15th century play "Everyman" with startling results. "Everybody" – a role assigned each night from a small cast of actors by lottery live on stage – is a happy person, a free person, a person who believes nothing but the best lies ahead. Then Death comes calling and Everybody must go on the journey of a lifetime. Obie Award-winner and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Branden Jacobs-Jenkins ("An Octoroon") has created an irreverent, rollicking ride that asks deep questions of all who see it.

Audio-described performance: Saturday matinees

Open-captioned performance: Tuesdays and Thursdays

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Fills the heart in a new and unexpected way.
The New Yorker
One of this country’s most original and illuminating writers.
The New York Times

Shakespeare Theatre Company at Michael R. Klein Theatre

450 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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