Theatre season continues with Jacob-Jenkins’ “Everybody”

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The Hanover College Theatre Department’s staging of “classics with a twist” continues Nov. 17-19 with a three-show presentation of “Everybody.”

“Everybody” is a modern take on one of the first recorded plays in the English language, “Everyman.” Written by award-winning American playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, “Everybody” was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It follows the conceptual characters of Everybody, Friendship, Kinship, Stuff, Mind, Love and more on their exploration of life’s greatest mystery – the meaning of living.

Hanover’s presentation of “Everybody” will feature a 15-member, all-student ensemble directed by Jennifer Schmidt, assistant professor of theatre.

Performances will be staged in The Other Place, adjacent to Donner and Ide residence halls. The Nov. 17-18 performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Nov. 19 matinee will start at 2 p.m.


“Everybody” marks the second of three productions scheduled for the academic year. The season series, “Old Stories in New Light,” explores well-known stories and characters in new ways. A six-show run of “Little Women: The Musical” is scheduled for March 15-17 and March 22-24. “The Woods” was staged Oct. 14-16.

General admission tickets to all shows are free and available in advance. Reservations of tickets are required due to limited seating in the venue. Tickets may be printed or scanned upon entry from a barcode on a mobile device.