Mabou Mines re-imagines Part II of Goethe’s 19th-century masterwork by exploring contemporary themes of globalization, economics, the environment, and gender politics. More…
"Faust 2.0" opens with Faust’s bargain with Mephistopheles. Once the deal is made, Faust finds himself as part of a corrupt and dysfunctional kingdom in the midst of various crises, and his journey results in war and ecological and social problems. Faust exemplifies the global plutocrat utilizing coercion to gain more profit. In the end, he is redeemed at the expense of progress, humanity, and society.
See it if If you like a differnt wsy of producing a classic play. Interesting direction that makes it good at certain times.
Don't see it if It looses its lusrer after a while. A modern play of a classic that goes awry. Teadous comes into play, edgy, new but not great.
See it if you're interested in variants on the Faust tale or like to keep abreast of the current work of storied veterans of downtown theater.
Don't see it if you’re looking for a well-made play: This is multimedia, imagistic & diffuse.
See it if you love classical texts, classical language adapted by a master, and great actors! Or you are researching the use of technology onstage.
Don't see it if you hate the use of technology onstage that reduces the greatest actors to parts and flatness, sleep when live actors talk to screens