Everybody is Invited to the Department of Theatre and Dance’s New Production, “Everybody”

Posted Oct 13, 2023

Death has come, but Everybody, an ordinary human, can’t go quietly, and most certainly can’t go alone. Desperate to hold onto something familiar, Everybody looks to Friendship, Kinship, Stuff, Mind, Five Senses, Understanding, and Love to accompany them on this unexpected journey to the great beyond.

Based on the 15th century morality play, “Everyman,” this Pulitzer Prize finalist is a wildly funny and heartfelt ride in search of the world’s greatest mystery, the meaning of life.

The Otterbein University Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Everybody” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, and 8 p.m. on Oct. 20, 21, 27, and 28 in the Campus Center Theatre, 100 W. Home St., Westerville.

Tickets cost $22. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/drama.

Note: This production includes adult language and themes, as well as scenes with actors in a state of undress down to undergarments; it may not be appropriate for all audiences.  

The box office is open 12-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and one hour prior to performances. It is located in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Student Rush discounts are available one hour prior to curtain, pending ticket availability.


Directed by Melissa Lusher  

Scenic Design by Isaac Ramsey  

Costume Design by Rebecca White   

Lighting Design by Kyle Krygielski  

Sound Design by Kitty Mader  

Stage Managed by Sarah Short 



Usher/God/Understanding Luke Maynus  

Death Jack Giglia  

Everybody Nate Dirksen  

Friendship/C/Beauty Kailey Souder  

Cousin/D/Strength Emma Bailey  

Kinship/A/Mind/Evil Quincy Shaindlin  

Stuff/B/Senses David Graves  

Love Kandy Boakye   

Girl/Time Naomi Eason  

Understudy Nora Shearer