The Hysteria of Dr. Faustus
Closed 2h 15m
The Hysteria of Dr. Faustus
79

The Hysteria of Dr. Faustus NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(28 Ratings)
Positive
82%
Mixed
14%
Negative
4%
Members say
Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

About the Show

The Seeing Place Theater kicks off its 9th Season with a world-premiere adaptation of one of the world's best known fables. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (28)

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80 Reviews | 22 Followers
100
Ambitious, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like high energy for a long, 2+ hours, some blood and a play about the devil and the occult. I really enjoyed everything about this show

Don't see it if are afraid of blood and the devil

67 Reviews | 7 Followers
90
Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to leave a theater with a smile on your face. I loved it. Playwright/actor was excellent.

Don't see it if you don't like to be up close to the acting. (no stage)

267 Reviews | 52 Followers
88
Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

See it if You like intimate, intelligent theatre with great acting and a clever script.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big production or a 90 minute show.

783 Reviews | 148 Followers
85
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Old tale in the new twist. Making a pack with the Devil is not all as it seems to be.

Don't see it if It is a little bit too long. And if the mention of God bothers you. Small theater, not the best seats to sit in. Read more

683 Reviews | 161 Followers
84
Clever, Ambitious, Bloody, Witty, Well played

See it if you are interested in the long history of the tale of Dr. Faustus: this is a contemporary variant as morality tale for our times.

Don't see it if you do not like long plays that make you think, or plays that put ethical concerns on trial, or productions in a highly intimate space. Read more

254 Reviews | 138 Followers
84
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A talented relatable cast and rewrite breathes new life into the old tale in intimate surroundings.

Don't see it if You want a fully polished fable. This slightly ragged script tries hard to cover all bases.

228 Reviews | 42 Followers
81
Clever, Ambitious, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you love the legend and want to see it applied to modern life.

Don't see it if you don't like updatings of legends

139 Reviews | 42 Followers
80
Riveting, Absorbing, Edgy, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see the work of a talented actor/playwright who has presented an update of one man's deal with the devil.

Don't see it if You do not want to see creative work in a small, intimate setting. This was engrossing.

Critic Reviews (1)

Upstage-Downstage
October 10th, 2018

"Walker examines the famous story through contemporary eyes, while staying true to its origins and various interpretations...There are a few tangential plot elements that pull the play in too many directions and weaken its overall impact...A twenty-minute trim would sharpen things significantly...This play is well-worth seeing, and, more importantly, it represents the next great leap forward for this always-exciting company.”
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