When we make our ultimate journey, what or who can we take with us to the Other Side? The Cleveland State University Department of Theatre and Dance will present EVERYMAN, the timeless 15th century morality play presented in a boldly re-imagined format at CSU's Factory Theater from April 12-17.
Show times are Tuesday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students, seniors and CSU faculty and staff. The Factory Theatre is located at 1833 East 24th Street, between Chester and Payne avenues.
According to director Michael L. Mauldin, Theatre and Dance Department chair, EVERYMAN will make you rethink your ideas about life, death, space and time.
"This ain't your Daddy's EVERYMAN," says Mauldin. "Even though EVERYMAN is a production I have wanted to direct for decades, working with this creative team and cast has opened the text for me in richer and more diverse directions than I ever imagined. It is truly a universal piece, which transcends time and theology.
"It seems particularly apt now, when corporate and personal materialism and profit seem to dominate every social and political discussion, that we present an allegory that demonstrates the only real thing we can leave behind us is the good we have done."
Featuring both sacred and original music, original choreography and lavish sets and costumes, the production presents a colorful palette of characters throughout the centuries. EVERYMAN boasts a cast of nearly 30 CSU students, faculty and community members who weave a surrealistic tapestry on universal themes.
Opening night ticket holders can enjoy a complimentary catered reception on Tuesday, April 12. In addition, patrons on Friday, April 15 can opt for dinner and a show.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.csuohio.edu/theatre, or call the Factory Theatre Box Office at 216.687.2109.
Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning. With an enrollment of more than 17,000 students, eight colleges and approximately 200 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2011 as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
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