from versions of the Faust myth by Christopher Marlowe and Johann
Wolfgang von Goethe, Ich
Bin Faust is
set in the time of the Large Hadron Collider. It focuses on a group
of students, of diverse backgrounds and obsessions, who are together
to produce a production of Marlowe's Doctor
Their real lives intertwine with the play. One suggests God is dead.
Another believes the devil is alive and well and just waiting for the
advent of the big bang! The limits of belief, knowledge and faith are
explored in the ensuring life and death struggle.
April 2009 a group of students from The Daramalan Theatre Company
went to Caloola Farm surrounded by the idyllic mountains south of
Canberra. Here they set about relating the texts of Marlowe's Doctor
Faustus and Goethe's Faust
to their own lives and world as they experience it. This led to the
beginnings of a kind of meta text through which they questioned the
generally accepted realities of life and social construction. A
presentation was given over two nights in June for an invited
audience. Now the work is being revisited and shaped into a
theatrical event that reflects the discoveries and explorations from
the initial Caloola Farm camp.
by Daramalan Theatre Company in association with Shadow House PITS,
the production challenges the notion of theatre as being a
reproduction of dead ideas and long resolved controversies. Rather it
seeks to weave great works of mystery and insight into the tapestry
of the present.
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