Everyman at Mary Baldwin

November 8, 2004

The Mary Baldwin University Theatre Department presents arguably the finest and best known of the Medieval morality plays,Everyman, in the Fletcher Collins Theatre, November 17-21. Directed by Todd Ristau with assistance from assistant director Lauren Jones, dramaturg Mandy King, and stage manager Kristi Morgan, this centuries old play brings new meaning to everyday existence.

In this allegorical play, Everyman represents all people as he makes his way toward final judgment before God. Death summons Everyman, who unwilling to leave earth pleads with Death, offering money to buy Everyman a reprieve from the inevitable. When rebuffed by Death, Everyman continues his journey entreating Fellowship, Kindred, and Worldly Goods to join him. Finally a neglected Good Deeds and Knowledge accompany him, entreating him to seek out Discretion, Beauty, and Strength as well. As he nears the end of his journey to judgment his companions move aside and finally, only Good Deeds stands with him at the Final Judgment.

The cast includes Sedonia Williams as Everyman and Amanda Patricks as Death. Mary Baldwin professor of theatre, Virginia Francisco, portrays God.

Performances are Wednesday, November 17 through Saturday, November 20 at 8 pm and Sunday, November 21 at 2 pm in the Fletcher Collins Theatre located in the Deming Fine Arts Building.

Reservations are strongly recommended. The campus box office is open for credit-card reservations Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (540) 887-7189. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Season tickets are still available for the remaining four productions in the 2004-05 season, $25 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.