American Shakespeare Center presents Doctor Faustus
The American Shakespeare Center will return to Austin for its sixth annual visit to the University of Texas campus. Direct from the stage of the celebrated Blackfriars Playhouse, the ASC touring troupe brings Renaissance drama to life in exciting and accessible performances.
Based on the classic German myth, Christopher Marlowe's thrilling tragedy Doctor Faustus chronicles one academic's deal with the Devil to gain knowledge and power. In his masterpiece that predates almost all of Shakespeare's plays, Marlowe breathtakingly conjures Helen of Troy, the Seven Deadly Sins, angels, demons and Lucifer himself before dragging Faustus to Hell.