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500 Year Old Play Coming to Washington

The Edge of the Universe Players 2 During the month of November, the Edge of the Universe Players 2 will bring the medieval play The Summoning of Everyman to Washington, DC theatergoers. The play, directed by Steven Jarrett of Washington, DC, features the characters Death, God, Everyman, and many others. Joe Brack of Washington is cast in the lead role of “Everyman” in this 15th century work that has roots as early as the 2nd to 4th centuries.

The Edge of the Universe Players 2 Inc., wanted to bring Everyman to Washington partly because Everyman raises important—and still relevant–questions about society and the individual. According to the theatre company, this play illustrates major aspects of life and human feelings that are the essentially the same now as they were 500 years ago. Those aspects include religious, social, and political concerns.

Jarrett intends to portray a medieval troupe arriving, unpacking, preparing for, and of course enacting the play. Jarrett also plans interludes of music and dance.

For tickets click here.

November 1-24

Melton Rehearsal Hall, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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