Doctor Faustus

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

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 07, 2017
I'm surprised by how well the punk rock spin on the play worked. Given the short fringe time frame for the performance, the play was awesome. I would definitely love to see it again. ... full review
RUSSELL EATON certified reviewer June 16, 2017
tagged as: classic · devil
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.... full review
RICH SILVERMAN uncertified reviewer June 17, 2017
A fun introduction to Marlowe's play.... full review
RASIKA MATHUR certified reviewer June 15, 2017
I loved it and Brando Cutts is really flavorful as Doctor Faustus. The Marlowe/Shakespeare literature is hard to follow for some of us, but when speeches are enlivened with the kind of attitude, humor and moments of humanity such as those delivered by Pauly and Cutts, one has zero trouble deciphering what is going down. Thank you, be proud Ken Knight , want to see it again AT MIDNIGHT!... full review
TAYLOR K SERVEDIO certified reviewer June 23, 2017
As a person who regularly struggles with following the unrhymed iambic pentameter of William Shakespeare's writing, I was exceptionally capable of understanding what was going on in this performance of Doctor Faustus. The punky take on the play had me cackling in my seat throughout the night. Stellar acting, especially for Faustus, the girl who played Helen (what a star), and Mephistopheles. The cast's choices were strong, especially in the moments where they threw in their own modern one-liners. Good timing, great engagement with the audience at the right moments. Overall, a real joy to witness.... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 05, 2017
tagged as: whimsy · punk rock
It's always difficult taking older literary works and making them fresh and new again. This piece was interesting and obviously had very passionate direction. I would implore the cast to become even more acquainted with the language of Faustus so the audience can truly see what it means to make a deal with the devil.... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 23, 2017
I tried but it just wasn't my thing. Adding punk rock music don't make this a punk rock TAKE on the play. Bad Brit accents don't make you PUNK.... full review
KIMBERLY FOX uncertified reviewer June 24, 2017
tagged as: punk · creative · smart
Nice condensed presentation of the original Marlowe and delivered with a grrrr punk aesthetic that served Lucifer's cohort well. Fun, smart production where everyone was 110% "in" -- which was great!... full review