The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus is the best known work of English Renaissance playwright Christopher Marlowe. The play is based on the story of Faust, a protagonist of German legend, who sold his soul to the devil for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. This production will pair a dramatic 17th century script with innovative high-tech stagecraft designed by director Kirsten Brandt.
"I have always wanted to direct Doctor Faustus," Brandt reveals. "Besides being intellectually stimulating, the story is funny and tragic, and like a good classic, completely relevant to contemporary issues."
For the The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, Brandt plans to blend traditional stagecraft with the modern media. "Too often, media design is relegated to scenery. I'm interested in how the live performer interacts with projected media - how the two interface," says Brandt. "Doctor Faustus is filled with magic and non-human characters and with a cast of four actors, playing over 30 characters, the need for innovation is a must."