The world-renowned scholar, Dr. Faustus, has grown tired of the mortal practices of law, medicine and theology and has decided to venture into the realm of the Dark arts to seek unlimited knowledge and power. After speaking with magicians Valdes and Cornelius he envelopes himself into darkness, casting incantations, calling into the depths of Hell to raise the devil Mephistopheles, a minion of Lucifer. Faustus seeks to sell his soul to Lucifer in exchange for twenty four months of endless knowledge and power at his finger tips and Mephistopheles as his servant. Faustus' torn between this seemingly limitless power and the voices of heaven pleading for him to repent.
Wax Wings has set this classic tale in the 1960's in the heat of the Women's Liberation Movement with an almost entirely female cast. Dr. Faustus is not afraid to ask; do we still question faith? Do we still thumb our nose at hell and ever lasting damnation? What are the dangers of unlimited knowledge and more importantly unrestricted power?
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Our risk and challenge, is to meet the goal that we set during our last production of being able to pay our designers and actors. This challenge is greater this time around because there are (fortunately for us) more talented, creative minds in the mix that we really feel deserve to be compensated for their hard work. A bigger production means a bigger cost, and we want to do Christopher Marlowe justice!
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