UM Honors Program Presents ‘Everyman’ April 8

Jamie Peters Arts, News

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile Honors Program will perform the medieval morality play “Everyman” Thursday, April 8, at 7:30 pm.

The public is invited to attend this free event in Dorsett Auditorium in Weaver Hall. Doors will open at 7 p.m. For information about the performance or the UM Honors Program, please contact Dr. Stephen Schuler, Honors Program director, at 251.442.2426 or sschuler@umobile.edu. Visit umobile.edu/coronavirus for information on COVID-19 guidelines.

Honors Program students coordinating this event are led by Honors President Abbie Hedden, Vice President Jamie Peters and Secretary Caroline Tucker.

The Honors Program hosts an event each semester at the University of Mobile. In the Fall of 2020, students presented “The Bergdolt Festival” to commemorate a beloved music and Honors professor, the late Dr. Kenneth Bergdolt. The festival hosted a Roman gladiator battle and a performance of the comedy play “The Braggart Soldier” to recognize the ancient period of literature.

This semester, the Honors seminar is focusing on the medieval period, studying works such as St. Augustine’s “Confessions” and Dante Alighieri’s “Inferno.”

Schuler said “Everyman” is a morality play that details the life and death of the allegorical Everyman, who embodies all of humanity. Death warns Everyman that he will be judged by God when he dies. Terrified, Everyman turns to Fellowship, but his friends desert him. He then hopes his Goods will comfort him, but his possessions also abandon him. Everyman then turns to his Good Deeds, but they are weakened by his sins. The story continues as he eventually arrives in Heaven.

Cast and characters will be dressed in modern interpretations of characters such as Everyman, Good Deeds, Goods, Death, Strength, Knowledge and more.


About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

About the Author

Jamie Peters

Jamie Peters is a junior English major at the University of Mobile. She works as the UM English Department student assistant and is vice President of the UM Honors Program. In her free time, she enjoys attending church at Moffett Road Baptist Church, reading, and hanging out with friends.