21 May 2017

Dr Faustus makes a new deal

From Standing Room Only, 2:25 pm on 21 May 2017
Actor Iana Grace

Actor Iana Grace reads an excerpt from Dr. Faustus. Photo: supplied

Director Caleb Wells

Director Caleb Wells Photo: supplied

Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus tells the story of a man who makes a deal with the Devil.  He gets unlimited power, money, glory, women - anything he could ever want.   But he forgets to check the small print...   

Faustus doesn't quite know what he's getting himself into, and neither will the lead actor in a new production at Auckland's Basement Theatre because each night a different guest actor will play the part of Faustus - having never rehearsed with the rest of the cast before. Simon Morris finds out more from the play's director Caleb Wells.

Dr Faustus

Photo: supplied

The Faustus Project opens at Auckland's Basement Theatre on May the 30th.

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