SC Theatre presents "Dr. Faustus"
"The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus," commonly referred to simply as "Dr. Faustus," is an Elizabethan tragedy by Christopher Marlowe, basedon German stories about the title character Faust.
According to Southwestern director of theater Allyson Moon, Marlowe's Dr. Faustus focuses on the title character's unquenchable desire for knowledge and power that leads him toward the study of the dark arts. Faustus' practice attracts the attention of Lucifer, the master of the dark arts. Ultimately, the two of them make a pact in which Faustus trades his soul for 24 years of life. During that time he can freely practice his magical powers.
"Our porduction of 'Dr. Faustus' is both similar to and different from the original," Moon said. "No longer a tragedy, the upcoming production is a comedy, satirizing the current political scene.
Though the time, place and approach are changed, the original character names and classical language remain. In the portrayal of the classically-named characters, actors will frequently look and sound like well-known politicians, celebrities or movie characters. Many of the actors play multiple roles, including likenesses of Kellyanne Conway, Prince Harry, Gordon Ramsay, Mitch McConnell, Theresa May, and others. Actors in the ensemble include Raynee Case, Maya Damron, Carson Davis, Scarlet Green, Shawn Knepper, Emily Robinson, Elizabeth Santana, Jennifer Warren, Jack Warring, and Albanee Garcia.
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