Texarkana, TX | American Shakespeare Center will bring Doctor Faustus to the stage on Tuesday, January 27 as part of their 2014-15 Method in Madness Tour.
The performance will be held in the Sullivan Performing Arts Center & John Thomas Theatre, 3941 Summerhill Road. Doors open and pre-show music begins at 6:30 p.m. with the performance beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available for purchase at the Texarkana Independent School District Administrative Office, 4241 Summerhill Road, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
By following the basic principles of Renaissance theatrical production such as universal lighting and doubling roles, the American Shakespeare Center gives its audiences some of the pleasures that an Elizabethan playgoer would have enjoyed. Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus predates almost all of Shakespeare’s plays. Faustus sells his soul, not for riches, but for knowledge and power. Marlowe weaves a shocking and contemporary tale of the struggle between good and evil, championing what is most daring in the human spirit. He breathtakingly conjures Helen of Troy, the Seven Deadly Sins, angels, demons and Satan himself, before dragging Faustus to Hell.
The special performance from American Shakespeare Center is funded through the generosity of an anonymous donor from Bancorp South along with the support of the Texas High School Tiger Theatre Company and Tiger Theatre Booster Club.
The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, VA, recovers the joys and accessibility of Shakespeare’s theatre, language, and humanity by exploring the English Renaissance stage and its practices through performance and education. The ASC’s Blackfriars Playhouse, the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre, is open year-round for productions of classic plays, which have been hailed by The Washington Post as “shamelessly entertaining” and by The Boston Globe as “phenomenal…bursting with energy.” Founded in 1988 as Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, the organization became the American Shakespeare Center in 2005 and can be found online at www.americanshakespearecenter.com.