Doctor Faustus

Jan Hus Playhouse
351 E 74th St, New York, NY 10021
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Genesis Repertory Ensemble presents Christopher Marlowe's preeminent parable about the wages of sin, Doctor Faustus. The production is updated and presents Faustus in a Sodom and Gomorra like elitist future where the world leaders are ruled by those that make them beautiful. Faustus is a female fashion designer surrounded by demonic mannequins. Madame Faustus, having mastered the leaders of this world, attempts to conquer the next world. The seven deadly sins appear during a runway fashion show, hard-rock has replaced religion, and androgyny is a demand. Lucifer provides Faustus with a traveling companion - Mephistophilis, a living mannequin who becomes strangely attracted to her. In such a world, "strangely" is the only way attraction can be.

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