Medieval morality play. Adapted by Travis Tyre.
Cast: 13 actors, may be played by 4 with doubling. Everyman in the Circus of Life is a contemporary retelling of Everyman that combines the fun and skills of circus performance with the exploration of one of the great dramas of the medieval world. All the characters remain, but they have become figures in a circus: Death is the ringmaster; Worldly Possessions a juggler; Strength a weight lifter, for example. The script includes an extended essay covering the background of medieval theatre from its beginning in the church and its development into miracle plays, mystery cycles and morality plays. It also includes the original Everyman, adapted by Travis Tyre, to make it accessible to the modern reader, as well as rehearsal activities and games. Simple set. Approximate running time: 50 minutes.