DOCTOR FAUSTUS

By Christopher Marlowe
Directed by Elizabeth Ruf-Maldonado
March 22 – March 22
Friday, 9:20 PM

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director, Presents:

MARLOWE’S “DOCTOR FAUSTUS”

One-time reading of MARLOWE’S “DOCTOR FAUSTUS” will accompany March 22 Presentation of “JOHANNES DOKCHTOR FAUST”, A PETRIFYING PUPPET COMEDYE” BY CZECHOLSLOVAK-AMERICAN MARIONETTE THEATRE.

On Friday, March 22, Theater for the New City will present a special one-hour, acoustic-punk reading of Christopher Marlowe’s classic “Doctor Faustus,” directed by Elizabeth Ruf-Maldonado. The reading follows the 8:00 PM  production of “Johannes Dokchtor Faust, a Petrifying Puppet Comedye” by Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre.

Crystal Field, Artistic Director of Theater for the New City, will portray  Faust. The Czech/British/U.S. cast also includes Jonathan Slaff, Briana Bartenieff, Emily Pezzella, Robert (Moe) Maloney, Elizabeth Ruf-Maldonado, Matt Roper, Vit Horejs, Bonnie Stein, Kerry Milliron, Michelle Beshaw, Deborah Beshaw-Farrell and Ben Watts. The soundscape is by Karl Bateman.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is free but donations will be gratefully
accepted. The reading will start at around 9:20 PM. No RSVP is required.

The reading is a special event to accompany the marionette theater
production, “Johannes Dokchtor Faust, a Petrifying Puppet Comedye,”
which is translated and directed by Vit Horejs. In it, the story of the
learned Johannes Faust, who sold his soul to the devil for ultimate
knowledge is staged with age-old technical tricks of Czech puppetry,
including fire and thunder, hellish gargoyles and underwater creatures.

The producers thought it would be fun to also give a nod to Marlowe’s
version, and that’s how this reading got dreamed up.