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

64%
(14 Reviews)
Positive
50%
Mixed
29%
Negative
21%
Members say
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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Member Reviews (14)

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741 Reviews | 123 Followers
71
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.

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
82
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

387 Reviews | 132 Followers
71
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

343 Reviews | 69 Followers
68
Kitschy, Kooky

See it if you love marionettes.

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

285 Reviews | 55 Followers
60
Kinda creepy

See it if You're a hardcore puppet person.I have to confess, I'm not into puppets but I thought these would be special. They weren't particularly.

Don't see it if You want the Faust story.A lot of slapstick that grew old pretty fast.I think I had a nightmare about the really clownish puppet. Too long!

265 Reviews | 52 Followers
72
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

226 Reviews | 22 Followers
71
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

221 Reviews | 42 Followers
49
Bad sound, Disappointing, Funny

See it if you like puppetry, the classic tale of Faust, enjoy historical theater artifacts, and old styles of presentation.

Don't see it if you mind bad sound and dialogue that is difficult to understand. Jokes that don't land (maybe sound) which is essential for puppets.

Critic Reviews (1)

N
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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