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

The Hysteria of Dr. Faustus NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(28 Reviews)
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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Member Reviews (28)

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Ambitious, Entertaining, Desperately needs editing!, Absorbing, Clever

See it if An offbeat show with an intriguing plot line with some good twists and turns appeals to you. Good set and lighting design.

Don't see it if You’re not prepared to sit through a LONG play. There’s a great 90-120 minute play in the three hours you are presented with.

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

Critic Reviews (1)

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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