• Medieval Morality Play Shows Path to Salvation During Year of Faith

    Everyman will show audiences how good deeds pave the way to heaven

    March 18, 2013

    STEUBENVILLE, OH—In tribute to the Year of Faith, the Christian Medieval Morality Play, Everyman, will show audiences how good deeds pave the way to heaven. It will be performed in Anathan Theatre at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

    Written at the end of the fifteenth century, Everyman traces the journey of Everyman as Death tells him that his end is near. With this knowledge, Everyman passes from despair and fear of death to resignation and ultimately, the hope of redemption. Everyman learns that he can take nothing that he has received from the world, only the good deeds that he has done.

    The play is directed by Professor Shawn Dougherty, chair of Franciscan University’s the Fine Arts Department.

    Performances will be held on April 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 8:00 p.m., and April 7 and 14 at 2:00 p.m. in Anathan Theatre in the ground floor of Egan Hall.

    Tickets cost $4 for adults and $2 for students and seniors. Admission is free for clergy and Religious, and children ages 12 and under.

    Tickets are available through Franciscan University's faculty secretary at 740-283-6245, beginning March 18, and at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.