Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' JOHANNA FAUSTUS World Premiere

The Hypocrites will conclude its 2015-16 Season with the world premiere of JOHANNA FAUSTUS, co-adapted by Emily Casey and Artistic Director Sean Graney from Christopher Marlowe's The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus and directed by Graney. JOHANNA FAUSTUS will play a limited engagement now through May 29, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. The press opening is tonight, May 20 at 8 pm, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

JOHANNA FAUSTUS features Breon Arzell, Kate Carson-Groner, Whitney Dottery, Dana Omar, Sasha Smith and Lauren Vogel.

An hour-long modern Faust story told by six actors who also serve as the design team in the spirit of Sean Graney's previous hits 12 Nights and Romeo Juliet. The tale is enacted using the barest elements with purposeful limited resources. In this new adaptation, Faust is a woman questioning whether success can really bring power. What would you trade for satisfaction?

Comments adapter/director Sean Graney, "I have long been attracted to the myth of Faustus, the character that would sacrifice his mortal soul to achieve success. I think it acts as a great morality against ambition generating self-obsessed so much that it destroys any hope for compassionate human connection. I knew that I wanted to approach the tale from the perspective of a woman. I turned to my long time artistic collaborator, Emily Casey, knowing that her intelligence and sense of humor would add much to this oft-told tale."

Tickets are currently available at www.the-hypocrites.com.

Photo Credit: Evan Hanover

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