By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Actors Studio - Winnipeg, MB
V.25 - The Gargoyle Theatre 
This modern riff on the 15th century morality play Everyman follows Everybody as they journey through life's greatest mystery -- the meaning of living.
This is theatre rather unlike anything you might have seen...unusual, unconventional and eye-opening... Everyman is no barrel of laughs, being a morality play about death. EVERYBODY tells the same tale, with equal emotional heft; but it is not only provocative and involving, it is also funny. Wildly funny, in fact. - The Huffington Post

Leah Peever, Maia Woods, Dakota Barker, LIsa Bryski, Kristi Hay, Brandon Case, Simi Salami

Cairn Moore

Show Info:
90 Minutes

Parental Guidance

Coarse Language

Thu July 20 9:30 PM*
*(2 for $12)
Fri July 21 4:00 PM
Sat July 22 4:45 PM
Sun July 23 6:30 PM
Mon July 24 9:30 PM
Tue July 25 4:00 PM
Wed July 26 5:45 PM
Thu July 27 7:30 PM
Fri July 28 9:30 PM
Sat July 29 3:00 PM
Sun July 30 1:45 PM


Actors Studio—The Gargoyle Theatre

I took a little more time to write this review because this particular show left me with a lot to think about. Based on old and ancient material, EVERYBODY is a morality play, where the characters are grappling with the concept of death. It is presented in such a fun, unexpected and creative way. We see abstract concepts personified, with metaphor and poetry given a sort of literal and tangible presence on stage or placed around the room.

The reason it took a bit longer to write my thoughts is largely due to the nature of what was being performed. The opportunity to consider our own mortality, reflect on how we spent our lives, and what comes next is a lot of food for thought. I am impressed with the clever writing, loved the delivery and how the show was designed. I took notes during the show, and the word fascinating was scribbled several times. I love a good moral of the story moment, and this show has some very important ones. A very entertaining, unique and engaging show!

Calantha Jensen