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Delta Drama Returns With ‘Everybody’ Production

Students involved in Delta Drama return to the stage this week with the production of ‘Everybody’ that was originally planned for spring 2020, but was cancelled one week into rehearsal due to the pandemic. Amazingly, over 65 percent of the cast returns to this innovative production.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, who The New York Times calls “one of this country’s most original and illuminating writers,” composes a contemporary take on a classic morality play that offers a playful and colloquial examination of the human condition in the face of mortality.

This 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist is a modern riff on the 15th Century morality play “Everyman,” which follows the character Everybody (chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance) as he or she travels down a road toward life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living.

Delta Drama students will present the production on Fridays, April 29 and May 6 at 7 p.m.; Saturdays, April 30 and May 7 at 7 p.m.; Sundays, May 1 and May 8 at 2 p.m.

The show will be gated at the Alfred Muller Studio Theatre, San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton. Free tickets are available at the Delta Center for the Arts Box Office online or by calling (209) 954-5110. The production is recommended for those ages12 and up. Health protocols are still be adhered to, so guests must provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test, and masks are required indoors.

The Drama curriculum at Delta develops knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for transfer to the upper division level as well as fulfilling AA Degree general education requirements.

The Drama Program provides a rigorous, disciplined, and integrated curriculum designed to meet the vocational demands of the theatre profession. Scholarships are offered to new students who qualify.

Delta’s Actor Training program is a two-year course of study in which students who have successfully auditioned can concentrate their efforts in rigorous acting classes three times a week in the first year and five times a week in the second year, while also studying stagecraft in separate technical classes.