Doctor Faustus

knights of allentown west · Ages 16+ · United States of America

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June 16, 2017 original article
tagged as: classic · devil

What I liked

The cast offers energetic strong performances, some actors tackling multiple roles. The piece is a classic tale, presented in a fast-paced, fresh tone.

What I didn't like

I wish they had done even more with the slight “punk” take on this!

My overall impression

This fast-paced, compact version of Faustus adds a bit of a punk rock edge to the affair. This primarily affects attitude and interesting costume choices. It truly doesn’t affect the material heavily. Watching a preview, the cast’s infectious energy pulled the audience in with a surprising amount of humor for such a dark tale. Faustus and Mephistopheles, (the demon he got as a servant in his deal with Satan) played by Brando Cutts and Emma Pauly, work extremely well together. If you like this mythology, give this a chance.

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