The Summoning of Everyman
Saturday, November 11, 2017
*Groups of 10 or more only $5 per ticket
NO HUMAN BEING CAN ESCAPE THE FINDAL JUDGEMENT OF GOD!
God tells Death that the day will come when every person must undertake a final journey and give an accounting of his life before the Lord. No man can escape this task; every person will face a day of reckoning.
The character of Everyman is a universal representation of the human race. Accordingly, Everyman, carried away by his physical and mental potentials that support a ﬂamboyant existence during youth, does not consider that there is an end to his life. To him, sin is sweet although it causes regret at themoment of death. But, in his death bed, he does not have the assistance of the Fellowship, Jollity, Strength,Pleasure, and Beauty that surround him during his youth. They “will fade from thee as ﬂowers in May.” This play provides an experience of how one faces death all by oneself as a true follower of the Christian morality. ( E.A. Gamini Fonseka, A Crtical Analysis of the English Morality Play Everyman, 2007)