Johannes Dokchtor Faust, a Petrifying Puppet Comedye
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Johannes Dokchtor Faust, a Petrifying Puppet Comedye

Johannes Dokchtor Faust, a Petrifying Puppet Comedye NYC Reviews and Tickets

(14 Ratings)
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Funny, Disappointing, Slow, Confusing, Quirky

About the Show

In Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre's production, the story of Johannes Faust, who sold his soul to the devil for ultimate knowledge, is staged with age-old technical tricks of Czech puppetry.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (14)

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679 Reviews | 160 Followers
Inventive, Clownish, Repetitive, Handsome

See it if you are interested in puppets or in versions of the Faust(us) story.

Don't see it if you think puppets are for kids. Read more

267 Reviews | 51 Followers
Slow, Funny, Great puppets!

See it if You like puppets and accordion music. Cleverly staged.

Don't see it if You need a clear, linear plot. This generally follows the Faust storyline, but regularly veers off to modern jokes and irrelevant scenes. Read more

754 Reviews | 127 Followers
Resonant, Slow, Traditional, Amusing, Great antique puppets

See it if you have not seen traditional puppet theater with political commentary and live music.

Don't see it if you dislike slapstick, puns and other low forms of humor.

443 Reviews | 145 Followers
Not petrifying, Random, Novel, Quirky

See it if interested in a humorous, Punch & Judy-like take on Dr. Faustus. Beautifully crafted antique marionettes, accordion music.

Don't see it if hoping for impressively life-like movement/emotion or...I don’t know...better acting from the puppets? There’s a fair bit of floating. Read more

276 Reviews | 26 Followers
Slow, Fluffy, Funny, Clever

See it if You don’t mind a slow moving and overly long production with some pretty funny moments

Don't see it if You can’t take a slow-moving production with long pauses between jokes

69 Reviews | 11 Followers
Intelligent, Quirky, Great staging, Funny, Confusing

See it if you enjoy puppetry, the story of Dr. Faust, and tongue-in-cheek humor.

Don't see it if you do not think puppetry is an appropriate way to tell classic stories, you might get a little confused if you don't know the story well.

437 Reviews | 81 Followers
Kitschy, Kooky

See it if you love marionettes.

Don't see it if comfortable seats matter to you. Read more

64 Reviews | 12 Followers
Disjointed, Good voice acting, Amusing, Structureless, Kooky

See it if love puppets and would enjoy a no frills production in a basement venue.

Don't see it if you find puppets creepy or are bothered by needless current political references voiced throughout the show that don't belong in the story.

Critic Reviews (1)

March 28th, 2019

"Brief but entertaining production...The black-box space downstairs at TNC has the perfect atmosphere for CMT's old time puppet theater...We all had a 'happy good night'—and the moral of the tale? Let each one ruminate on how the devil will get his due (or not)."
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