Faustus: Dark and Evil Devil Drama From Archway Theatre
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The last date listed for Faustus was Sunday August 4, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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This skilful adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's great play is performed in a 50-seat theatre that intensified the actors' remarkable dramatic power. The set is simple but effective. A "chorus" of seven women in monks' robes provide energetic narrative bridges and also appear in a medieval-style pageant of the Seven Deadly Sins, with Faustus succumbing to each one. Though the space is small, the actors declaim loudly and with remarkably clear diction, so that no word of Marlowe's great poetry is lost. Wiliam J. Reinbold as Faustus gets the lion's share of lines and very commendably dominates the stage, but this is a truly ensemble and bravura performance by an extraordinary groups of actors. There were a few stumbles on lines, but not enough to detract from overall merit of the performance. The first half is so coherent and ends so abruptly that it took the audience some time to realize that this was just the intermission and hence they lost the chance to applaud. If you go, clap loudly--the actors deserve it!
This show contains adult subject matter, sexual situations and violence.