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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's Everybody Plays California Shakespeare Theater

Nataki Garrett directs the West Coast premiere.

The company of Everybody, now playing at California Shakespeare Theater.
(photo provided by the production)

Performances of the California Shakespeare Theater production of Everybody began Wednesday, July 18, at the Bruns Amphitheater.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's Pulitzer Prize finalist is described as follows: "You can't take it with you, but everybody tries. When Everybody faces imminent death, which companion — Beauty, Friendship, Stuff, or Love — will make it to the final destination? The core company of actors will be cast by lottery each night, letting fate decide the journey as they play out this new riff on an ancient morality tale with surprising grace, humor, and heart."

Nataki Garrett directs a cast comprising Britney Frazier, Lance Gardner, Jenny Nelson, Sarita Ocón, Avi Roque, Stacy Ross, Jomar Tagatac, Victor Talmadge, and Alexandra Van De Poel.

The creative team for Everybody includes scenic designer Nina Ball, costume designer Naomi Arnst, lighting designer Xavier Pierce, and sound designer Jake Rodriguez.

Performances continue through August 5.

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