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Faust: A Love Story

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US Premiere
Dec 12—Dec 16, 2012
RUN TIME: 2hrs (with intermission)
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  Starts at $17.50
SINGLE TICKETS:  Starts at $25
+  Post-Show Artist Talk on Thu, Dec 13
Prices subject to change after Aug 26 
December 2012
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Wednesday December 12, 2012
Performances no longer available.

Inspired by Goethe, Christopher Marlowe, and earlier sources
Vesturport Theatre and Reykjavík City Theatre
Directed by Gísli Örn Gardarsson

“…amongst the world’s most dazzling troupes.”
—The Guardian (UK)

Iceland's Vesturport Theatre returns to BAM with a spectacle of slapstick, horror, and aerial circus daredevilry for an inventive reimagining of Goethe's Faust. Music by longtime collaborators Nick Cave and Warren Ellis is harnessed to Vesturport's trademark acrobatics—including a high-flying act performed above a vast trampoline net stretched over the audience. Having succumbed to the temptation offered by the demon Mephisto, the once-great actor Johann, retired and at the height of despair, finally pursues the happiness that has long eluded him by embarking on the performance of a lifetime.

Written by Nina Dögg Filippusdottir, Gísli Örn Gardarsson, Carl Grose, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, and Vikingur Kristjansson
Music by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis
Set design by Axel Johannesson
Costume design by Filippia Elisdottir
Lighting design by Thordur Orri Petursson
Sound design by Thorbjorn Knudsen, Frank Hall
Make up design by Sigriður Rosa Bjarnadottir

Co-produced by Theatre im Pfalzbau

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Post-Show Artist Talk  

with Vesturport Theatre Company

Thu, Dec 13

This artist talk takes place in the performance venue and is free for same-day ticket holders.

Vesturport Theatre
Vesturport Theatre

Vesturport Theatre has quickly established itself as one of Iceland's and Europe's most inventive award-winning theater and film companies.


Last at BAM with
Metamorphosis | Vesturport Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith | 2010 NWF

Recommended if you enjoyed
Wear it like a crown | Cirkus Cirkör | 2012 Winter/Spring Season

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