The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Stonehill Theatre Company will present their spring production Faust, with nightly performances at 8 p.m. April 14-16 at Hemingway Theatre. The new adaptation is an updated portrayal of the 13th century legend that tells the story of a modern college student who no longer believing in such things, sells his soul. Adjunct Professor of Visual & Performing Arts Theresa Lang will direct the modern and timeless tale.
In the original tale of the story, Faust is bored and depressed with his life as a scholar. After an attempt to take his own life, he calls on the Devil for further knowledge and magic powers with which to indulge all the pleasure and knowledge of the world. In response, the Devil's representative, Mephistopheles, appears. He makes a bargain with Faust: Mephistopheles will serve Faust with his magic powers for a set number of years, but at the end of the term, the Devil will claim Faust's soul, and Faust will be eternally damned.
An ensemble-driven production, The Stonehill Theatre Company’s Faust features choreography, musical composition, and costume design by students, and a more collaborative approach to performance. Austin Herzog will star as Faust with Leanne Murray playing the part of Mephistopheles.
Ticket are on sale now in the Roche Dining Commons and are also available through phone reservations at 508-565-1458. Tickets are $5 for students and senior adults, and $8 for general admission. Reservations can be picked up and tickets can be purchased on production nights at the Hemingway Theater Box Office, starting at 4:30 p.m.
For those who would like to have a night out before attending the show, pick up your ticket in advance and dine at Stoneforge Grill, in Easton, MA, where you will receive a 10% discount off your dinner purchase.
John Faust- Austin Herzog ’17
Mephistophilis-Leanne Murray ’17
Ashley- Gabriella Salce ’16
Tyson- .Sharmarke Yusuf ’19
Seven Deadly Sins
Pride- Emma-Margaret Gregory ’17
Greed- Alexa Litchfield ’19
Envy- Dylan Turner ’17
Gluttony- Jean Shea ’19
Lechery- Zachary Fanara ’19
Wrath- Danielle Walsh ’18
Sloth- John Tonderys ’19
Michaela Bottino ’18, Jennifer Lepine ’19, Dylan O’Connell ’19, and Jennifer Orswell ’16