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DOCTOR FAUSTUS, OR THE MODERN PROMETHEUS
By John Wolbers...and Kit Marlowe
Directed by Ellie Schwetye
November 7-November 17, 2018
The Chapel

Doctor Faustus, or the Modern Prometheus is a modern day retelling of the age-old bargain for limitless control over ones own fate. The brilliant Doctor Faustus grows weary of those in charge abusing their power; so, with the noblest of intentions, sells her soul to save the world. Thus begins an epic journey of seduction and love, justice and mercy, despair and hope, and ultimately damnation and redemption. Along the way Faustus must choose between good, evil and the compromise known as humanity. Playwright, John Wolbers, retains much of Christopher Marlowes original poetry, but reframes the story to examine: How does one effect change in an increasingly complex world? What is the value of a soul in todays modern age? And what holds us back from transcending our baser instincts to become our best selves?

PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE
Faustus.....................................................................................Ashley Bauman
Wagner/Mephistophilis (W)..............................................................Michael Pierce
Val/Helen of Troy/Mephistophilis (H).......................................................Lex Ronan
Martino/Cornelius/Mephistophilis (C)................................................Kareem Deanes
Derrick/Assistant/Mephistophilis (A).........................................................Erik Kuhn
Vagabond/Professor Ingram/Mephistophilis (P).......................................Joe Hanrahan
Carol Hapsburg/Vivian Van Holt/Mephistophilis (M).............................Taleesha Caturah
The Seven/Mephistophilis (D)............................................................Nicole Angeli

PRODUCTION ENSEMBLE
Playwright...................................................................................John Wolbers Director.....................................................................................Ellie Schwetye
Dramaturg.......................................................................Courtney Bailey Parker
Stage Manager..............................................................................Kristen Strom
Set Design..................................................................................Bess Moynihan
Lighting Design..........................................................................Dominick Ehling
Sound Design.............................................................................Kareem Deanes
Costume Design...............................................................................Liz Henning
Props.......................................................................................Rachel Tibbetts
Graphic Design...............................................................................Dottie Quick
Photography.................................................................................Joey Rumpell