by Charles Culbertson, Staunton News Leader, January 28, 2009
...Marlowe's tale of a German scholar who sells his soul to Lucifer in exchange for a life of pleasure and power is the second offering in the 2010 Actors' Renaissance Season at the Blackfriars Playhouse. While the season is still young and three other plays have yet to bask in the light of day, this one just might be the must-see production of the entire season. Here's why.
First of all, the language is some of the most eloquent ever produced during the Elizabethan, or any other, period...Secondly, the play is easy to follow and features many memorable scenes...But none of this would matter if it weren't for the performers themselves, who also designed and directed "Doctor Faustus." Every ounce of creative talent among this season's actors went into the making of it. Fine acting, eye-popping costuming and whiz-bang staging make this a play that never falters, never lags and never ceases to engage.
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Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
Every Man in His Humour
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The White Devil
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The Taming of the Shrew
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Actors' Renaissance Season