TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – May 1, 2018 – Theater 7’s second season closes with Theater 7’s Gospel of Everyman, an adaptation and update of a Medieval Morality play by Artistic Director Arthur Feinsod. The cast, including Charles James Adams, Chuck Shutt and Susan Monts-Bologna, takes the stage in the Cecilian Auditorium on Saint Mary-of-the-Woods’s campus on May 18, 19 and 20 and at the First Congregational Church on May 23 and 24.
The original Everyman is an English play written by an anonymous author around 1500. It is one of many such Morality Plays, which use allegorical characters on a moral journey who are tempted by vices and supported by virtues. This adaptation seeks to showcase these universal human values with contemporary allusions and imagery as well as a gospel choir led by Theater 7’s Associate Artistic Director, Kimberly McMurray. Feinsod made these updates in order to make this uplifting story accessible for all ages and audiences.
Theater 7 will be presenting Everyman with the help of two new community partners: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and the First Congregational Church at 630 Ohio Street. These partnerships are in step with Theater 7’s goal to make theater accessible and available to everyone in the Wabash Valley.
All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. except a matinee on Sunday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased beginning May 4 at the ISU Hulman Center Box Office or at the venue one hour before each performance. In honor of its service mission, Theater 7 will donate a dollar of every ticket sold to a local charity.
Theater 7 was introduced to the Wabash Valley during the summer of 2016. The company is united by their focus on delivering an uplifting theater experience that showcases diversity, simplicity of set and costumes, utilizes a professional core company, and introduces new works to the community it strives to serve. For additional information, visit Theater7.com.