EVERYBODY

Emerson Stage

By Branden Jacobs Jenkins
"So this is Everybody, which is a play"
"So this is Everybody, which is a play"
“GOD:” THIS IS “GOD”
“GOD:” THIS IS “GOD”
"DEATH?! DEATH! REVEAL YOURSELF!"
"DEATH?! DEATH! REVEAL YOURSELF!"
"“God” also needs a... Report from you."
"“God” also needs a... Report from you."
"AND NOW YOU’VE GOT ME SCREAMING AND UPSET"
"AND NOW YOU’VE GOT ME SCREAMING AND UPSET"
Death sighs, relenting, and whispers something quite extensive in Somebody's ear.
Death sighs, relenting, and whispers something quite extensive in Somebody's ear.
"In this play, it is specified that the actors’ role from this point forward be decided by lottery..
"In this play, it is specified that the actors’ role from this point forward be decided by lottery..
"And that’s when I woke up..."
"And that’s when I woke up..."
"OH NO DID LIFE NOT HAVE A POINT?"
"OH NO DID LIFE NOT HAVE A POINT?"
"Oh, man, Everybody. This makes me so sad. I’m going to miss you so much!"
"Oh, man, Everybody. This makes me so sad. I’m going to miss you so much!"
"The very fact of your being alive proves a connection between you and the very beginning of everyth
"The very fact of your being alive proves a connection between you and the very beginning of everyth
"Well, actually, it was Death that came to me, who I guess is, like “God’s” assistant?"
"Well, actually, it was Death that came to me, who I guess is, like “God’s” assistant?"
"Do you wanna die with my family here and accompany them to the afterlife, Little Girl?"
"Do you wanna die with my family here and accompany them to the afterlife, Little Girl?"
"Will you leave that little girl alone..."
"Will you leave that little girl alone..."
"MOM? MOM?! WHAT’S HAPPENING? WHAT IS THIS?"
"MOM? MOM?! WHAT’S HAPPENING? WHAT IS THIS?"
"Where is your stuff? You should find your stuff! Get your stuff!"
"Where is your stuff? You should find your stuff! Get your stuff!"
"Of course. I am here to help you with any problem in the world. How much do you need?"
"Of course. I am here to help you with any problem in the world. How much do you need?"
"WHY ARE YOU SCREAMING AT ME?! I AM JUST A COLLECTION OF INANIMATE OBJECTS!"
"WHY ARE YOU SCREAMING AT ME?! I AM JUST A COLLECTION OF INANIMATE OBJECTS!"
"GET THE HELL OFF OF ME AND GET A GRIP!"
"GET THE HELL OFF OF ME AND GET A GRIP!"
"You’re dying. And you’re dying alone."
"You’re dying. And you’re dying alone."
"Yes, you. What are you doing?"
"Yes, you. What are you doing?"
"Then take off your clothes."
"Then take off your clothes."
"I SURRENDER!"
"I SURRENDER!"
Dance Macabre
Dance Macabre
Dance Macabre
Dance Macabre
In Death's Hand
In Death's Hand
"This is Love?"
"This is Love?"
"Wait - If you’re Understanding, who is your team?"
"Wait - If you’re Understanding, who is your team?"
"Oh man. I think I’m actually going to start crying…"
"Oh man. I think I’m actually going to start crying…"
"I think this is the end. Right?"
"I think this is the end. Right?"
"No? We don’t know?"
"No? We don’t know?"
"I’m all the shitty evil things you’ve done to the world and other people!"
"I’m all the shitty evil things you’ve done to the world and other people!"
"What would be so wrong with just… knowing a few more details beforehand?"
"What would be so wrong with just… knowing a few more details beforehand?"
TIME: You look so great!  DEATH: Oh stop it - You look great!
TIME: You look so great! DEATH: Oh stop it - You look great!
"You know: just being nice to each other. For once. And I’m talking about Everybody."
"You know: just being nice to each other. For once. And I’m talking about Everybody."
"Have a good night. "
"Have a good night. "

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