CCBC to Present New Adaptation of Ancient Play EVERYMAN

CCBC to Present New Adaptation of Ancient Play EVERYMAN

Community College of Baltimore County presents Everyman, a new adaptation of the ancient morality play written by United Kingdom Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, 2017, performed in the Romadka College Center, F. Scott Black Theatre, at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd.

Everyman is a fresh interpretation of the medieval play and brings Everyman's quest for redemption, understanding and mercy into the 21st century with a surprising blend of hip-hop, technology and environmental awareness.

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defense. But Death is close behind, and time is running out. One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can truly understand our lives.

This production of Everyman is directed by guest artist Jason Chimonides, who also composed and will perform live musical accompaniment in the performances. Set and lighting design are provided by CCBC Theatre Assistant Professor Terri Raulie. Costume selection and design are provided by CCBC Costumer James J. Fasching. Nellie K. Glover, resident artist at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, is the movement director, and the production dramaturge is Kristen Messer, faculty at CCBC's English Department.

The cast includes Tirrell Bethel (Pikesville) as Everyman; Alejandro Mendez (Arbutus) as Death; and LaShay McMillan (Parkville) as God/Good Deeds. The roles of Everyman's friends, family, and other companions on his quest are portrayed by an ensemble, which includes: Mia Awad (Nottingham), Jillian Brewer (Nottingham), Emily Butterfield (Highland), Jim Driver (Baltimore), LaCrave Griffin (Middle River), Amanda Halcott (Dundalk), Ciahna Heck (Essex), Erin Johnson (Gwynn Oak), Brionna Jones (Pikesville) and Jalon Payton (Overlea).

Performance dates and times are as follows:

Thursday, Nov. 30, 11:10 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 3, 3 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m.

Tickets are $10 for general admission; $5 for seniors, students, CCBC faculty, staff and alumni; free to current CCBC students with ID. Purchase tickets at the Box Office 443-840-ARTS (2787) or online at TicketReturn.com Box Office. This production contains strong language and deals with adult themes.

Since 1957, CCBC, which now educates nearly 63,000 students each year, has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education inspiring brilliance among generations of area residents.

Over the past 60 years, hundreds of thousands of students have made their starts, earned degrees, launched and advanced careers, transformed their lives, and the lives of others, through CCBC experiences.

Visit www.ccbcmd.edu/brilliant for more about CCBC's 2017 diamond anniversary.

CCBC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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