The Hypocrites to Present JOHANNA FAUSTUS, 5/20-29
In the spirit of Sean Graney's previous hits including 12 Nights and Romeo Juliet, six actors tell a modern Faust story. The performers are also the design team, with purposeful limited resources they will enact the tale using the barest elements. In this new adaptation, Faust is a woman questioning her choices that brought her to success but also isolation. What would you trade for happiness?
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."