Edge of the Universe Players Brings 500-Year-Old Play THE SUMMONING OF EVERYMAN to DC, Now thru 11/24
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.
The Summoning of Everyman, a medieval stage play will run at Melton Rehearsal Hall, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20004. METRO: Yellow or Green line to Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter or Red, Yellow, or Green line to Gallery Place/Chinatown. (The D St. and 7th St. garages may be closed during our first weekend). The show runs from tonight, November 1 to November 24. Tickets can be ordered at http://universeplayers2.tix.com.
About the Director: Stephen Jarrett directed a touring version of Everyman with the U.S. Army in Germany. He has also directed extensively in the Washington area and in New York City, with The American Century Theatre, Source Theatre Company, Equity Library Theatre, and others. He has directed opera and comedy sketch in addition to drama.
About The Company: The Edge of the Universe Players 2 intends to produce at least one play with serious meanings annually. The company is dedicated to the belief that theatre can be entertaining and at the same time deliver important themes, while focusing on human concerns that are valid in many cultures and eras. The subjects may include individual liberty, family, power, religion, and death. The Edge of the Universe Players 2 will continue to bring startling and thoughtful shows over the coming years.
Please visit http://www.theedgeoftheuniverseplayers2.com/Our_Next_Play.html for more information, or find The Players on Facebook and on Twitter @UniversePlayers for updates about the play.