“One of this country’s most original and illuminating writers” (The New York Times) shines his light on the 15th-century play Everyman with startling results. Everybody—a role assigned each night by lottery live on stage—is a happy person, a free person, a person who believes nothing but the best lies ahead. Then Death comes calling and Everybody must go on the journey of a lifetime. Obie Award winner and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon) has created an irreverent, rollicking ride that asks deep questions of all who see it. Remixing the archetypal medieval morality play into an explosive experiment of wit and emotion, Everybody “fills the heart in a new and unexpected way” (The New Yorker).

Presented by Shakespeare Theatre Company

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$49 - $120

Discount Tickets Available Discounts available for seniors, Under 35 patrons, military & families, and groups

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Box Office Phone: 202-547-1122

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 10/15/2019 - 11/17/2019
Sunday 02:00pm07:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 07:30pm--
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 10/17/2019 - 7:30pm Happenings at the Harman
  • 10/18/2019 - 8:00pm Young Prose Night
  • 10/20/2019 - 7:00pm Page and Stage
  • 10/23/2019 - 7:30pm Bookends
  • 10/31/2019 - 7:30pm Happenings at the Harman
  • 11/05/2019 - 7:30pm Book Club
  • 11/09/2019 - 8:00pm Reflections
  • 11/10/2019 - 2:00pm ASIDESLive
  • 11/12/2019 - 7:30pm Brush Up

Extra Performances

  • 10/30/2019 - 12:00pm

Dark Days

  • 10/20/2019 - 2:00pm
  • 10/22/2019 - 7:30pm
  • 11/03/2019 - 7:00pm
  • 11/07/2019 - 7:30pm
  • 11/17/2019 - 7:00pm


  • 11/09/2019 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 11/12/2019 - 7:30pm
Performer Role
Alina Collins Maldonado Somebody
Yonatan Gebeyehu Usher/God/Understanding
Ahmad Kamal Love
Clare Carys O'Connell Girl/Time
Nancy Robinette Death
Avi Roque Somebody
Kelly Simpkins Somebody
Ayana Workman Somebody
Elan Zafir Somebody
Production Personnel
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Will Davis
Costume Designer
Melissa Ng
Set Designer
Arnulfo Maldonado
Sound Designer
Brendan Aanes
Lighting Designer
Barbara Samuels
Cliff Williams III


Shakespeare Theatre Company Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Getting There

  • Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Green/Yellow Lines)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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