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“Sell your soul to see this play.” – The Rover

may 1-5, 2013

Presented during Scapegoat Carnivale's second year as Company-in-Residence at the Segal Centre of Performing Arts. 

By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Adapted by Alison Darcy and Joseph Shragge, Directed by Alison Darcy, Assistant Directed by Joseph Shragge.


Stage Managed by Danielle Skene, Shadow Puppets and Costume Design by Logan Williams, Lighting Design by Sarah Allinger, Sound Design by David Oppenheim, Video Design by Johnny Ranger and Poster Design by Alison Darcy.

Cast: Daniel Brochu, Shannon Hamilton, Marcel Jeannin, James Loye, Julie Tamiko Manning, Maurice Podbrey.

Photo credits: James Loye as Younger Faust, Marcel Jeannin as Mephistopheles, and Maurice Podbrey as Older Faust. during rehearsal.  Photographer: George Allister

Goethe’s Faust, which Harold Bloom has called “the most grotesque masterpiece of Western poetry,” is a philosophical adventure tale, revolving around a man’s quest for knowledge and experience, which leads him to make a deal with the devil. Drawing from Faust Part One as well as from its wildly fantastical, rarely touched upon sequel, Scapegoat Carnivale’s new adaptation of Faust incorporates video and shadow puppets to bring to life the play’s many settings, ranging from Faust’s study, ancient Greece, and the rocky bays of the Aegean Sea, to Hell itself. These scenes feature witches, talking monkeys, sphinxes, dryads, a troop of lemurs and a chorus of blessed boys.


Goethe's Faust I: The Making and Impact of a Contemporary Performance, 

edited by Heinz-Uwe Haus, David W. Lovell - Here

Video edited by David Oppenheim. Shadow Puppets by Logan Williams. Animation by Johnny Ranger.

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