Faustus: Dark and Evil Devil Drama From Archway Theatre
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for Faustus have expired.
The last date listed for Faustus was Sunday August 4, 2013 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Archway Theatre:
- Full Price:
- Our Price:
Tired of the same old family-friendly Christmas tales? Then step into the Knock Shop, a house of ill-repute under the management of Papa Clause and Madam Caress, where sexy singers and exotic dancers (with names like Sidepipin' Sally and Ming Long Dong) put a spin on the holiday that is definitely for adults only. Filled with classic burlesque elements -- from striptease numbers to choreographed dances and Broadway-style vocal performances -- the Knock Shop is filled with enough sinfully sensational entertainment to get anyone's name on Santa's naughty list. So leave the little elves at home this holiday season and come on down to Caburlesque Christmas: Holidays at the Knock Shop for a little adults only time under the mistletoe. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Theatrix
view more less of this review
A stream-of-Monday-consciousness review before I return to amusing my clients--so here comes: Classic or no, it's seems the worst of manners not to include the author's name in the billing, resigning him to a mention in the director's notes. (Did I mention how I don't like director's notes?) The space is atmospheric, if long and narrow...brick archways and a few judicious set pieces went a long way, but the amount of space allocated to "stage" was not conducive to interesting staging. The relatively large cast worked hard, and there were some interesting moments when everything clicked, amongst them Mephistopheles's negotiations for Faustus's soul. Casting a woman as Mephistopheles isn't particularly new, but the performance was interesting (in the good sense of the word). However! It's difficult to imagine such an attractive young man bartering his soul for the opportunity to rape young women. Wealth? Sure. Fame? Absolutely. But sex? Not terribly believable--not that that was the actor's fault...he didn't cast himself (did he??) And may I just mention that, while there was much to admire about the breakneck pace at which Faustus spewed dialogue, there was much that was missed in the doing. The chorus/seven deadly sins (all women) worked diligently, but were confined to the usual (and generic) writhing, waving of arms and hissing. All in all, not an unpleasant two hours, but nothing I'd recommend, either--and I'm sad about that; I do love Marlowe's text.
This show contains adult subject matter, sexual situations and violence.