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Opera & Musical Theater

Classical Theatre Company Presents Dr. Faustus

Currently on stage at The Barn downtown is the Classical Theatre Company’s latest production, Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus, the story of a man who sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for unfettered worldly power.  The director, Philip Hays, and actors Adam Gibbs and James Belcher talk with St.John Flynn about the production.



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Marlowe wrote The Tragicall History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, to give the play its full title, around 1592.  Considered a transitional piece, it can be seen as the intersection of the earlier tradition of the medieval morality play and the burgeoning genre of Elizabethan tragedy.

The Classical Theatre Company’s current production was directed by Philip Hays.  Adam Gibbs plays the title role, and James Belcher is Mephistophilis, the demon Faustus conjures up using his new-found magical powers.

Dr. Faustus is on stage at The Barn (formerly the Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex) through February 16th.  There’s full information on the Classical Theatre Company website.