| Open: 11/01/07 Close: 11/10/07
Haberdasher Theatre will present a new twist on an often forgotten classic, Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe. Doctor Faustus will debut in the East Village theatre space known as The Red Room on November 1, 2007, the day after Halloween. Performances are scheduled November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10 at 8:00 p.m.
The play, directed by Tyler D. Hall (seen in last summer's Shakesperience tour), features George K. Wells as the infamous Doctor John Faustus (recently seen in Hudson Warehouse's production of As You Like It) and the fascinating Ivory Aquino as an entrancingly charismatic Mephistopheles. The cast is rounded out, in this adaptation, by an ensemble composed of the seven deadly sins with Jonathan Ledoux (Wrath), Will Ramirez (Gluttony), Neill Robertson (Pride), Iracel Rivero (Lechery), Kerry-Jo Rizzo (Envy), Evan Storey (Sloth), and Adam Wier (Covetousness) as well as two clowns played by Joseph Dale Harris (Ralph) and Keri Taylor (Robin).
The play centers on Doctor John Faustus who, having felt he has learned all there is to know in the world, turns to necromancy and magic.
Accompanied by his demon servant, Mephistopheles, Doctor Faustus travels the world demonstrating his magical powers to royalty, and playing practical jokes on everyone from a lowly horse-courser to the Pope in order to distract himself from his impending damnation. The play features magic and stage tricks, music, physical comedy, and a multi-corpus Lucifer that we know any mortal would give his soul to see.