The Tragical Present of  Dr. Faustus, 2.0

The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, commonly referred to simply as Doctor Faustus, is an Elizabethan tragedy by Christopher Marlowe, written around 1590.  Based on German stories of the character Faust, it tells of a man who sells his soul to the devil for a life of power and pleasure.

Faustus is combine with a new play segment, Cassandra, written by Seven Dale Davison.

The VgrafLive adaptation, The Tragical Present of r. Faustus, 2.0, written by Vgraflive's own Michael Frenchman, was table-read and recorded in March 2020 just before CV19 hit.   Leaving only some elements of the original work story, our post-modern version concentrates on the evolution of this brilliant young scholar, a precocious and arrogant Doctorate into tormented self-destruction with clear references to today's world.   Currently  in a Preview form made from the recorded table-reading, it will undergo further development before being performed more fully as part of our Synthetic Science Theatre's AI & US series of plays and mini-documentaries. 

Cast:

Cassandra:  Lauren E. Butler

Writer: Steven Dale Davison

Narrator: Barbara Ramsey

Dr. Faustus: Gordon Ramsey

Mephistopheles: William Kozy

Evil Angel/Duchess/Second Scholar/courtiers: Paula D'Alessandris

Lucifer/Duke/First Scholar/Emperor & Tsar: Danny Damiano

Good Angel/Third Scholar/courtiers: Dorene Hyman

Helen of Troy: Karen Crowe

Producer/writer/director/editor: Michael Frenchman