In commemoration of the 450th anniversary of the playwright’s birth
Resurgens Theatre Company
Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus
November 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30 pm
with a special late night performance on
November 21 at 11:00 pm
New American Shakespeare Tavern
499 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Reprising a performance the Marlowe Society of America
called “one of the most dynamic ever seen at the Shakespeare Tavern,"
Resurgens Theatre Company returns to Atlanta this autumn with Marlowe’s
timeless tragedy of forbidden knowledge and devilish ambition. Directed by Dr.
Brent Griffin, this “original practices” production offers a stripped down,
psychologically driven version of the play that focuses sharply on the
relationship between Faustus and Mephastophilis (and by extension, Faustus and
his own highly vexed conscience). And, with the exception of Faustus, all the
roles will be played by women. Also, in recognition of Marlowe’s 450th
birthday, an enhanced musical score containing portions of Nicholas Lanier's
seventeenth-century adaptation of Hero and Leander will be included.