Eastern Michigan University
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Written by Christopher Marlowe
Adapted and directed by Lee Stille

"I think hell's a fable." –Faustus, "Ay, think so still, till experience change thy mind." –Mephistopheles, Act II

Be careful what you wish for is the rule in this tragic morality tale, where a soul's deepest desire may not survive its starkest reality. Driven by dissatisfaction and a lust for more, the intelligent and successful John Faustus signs away his soul in exchange for 24 years of magical power and ultimate knowledge. Trapped by his greed, Faustus manipulates the black arts to the amusement of some and the horror of others. As his end inevitably draws near, Faustus realizes too late the true path he has chosen.

Labeled a tragical history and considered one of the great works of Elizabethan drama, Dr. Faustus bears witness to the war waged between good and evil in the hearts of men. 

Dr. Faustus will be performed in the Quirk Theatre on October 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 7pm, and October 12 & 19 at 2pm. Recommended for ages 13+.