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.
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