BEAT THE DEVIL! Faust, the Whole Story comes to Ottawa on 29 July 2012
Events & Entertainment Posted by Nathalie on July 18, 2012
Contact: Three Rivers Muses
29 July 2012 at 7 p.m.
At the Amphitheatre of St. Paul University
223 Main Street in Ottawa, Ontario
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at the Green Door Restaurant
on July 29th after 3 p.m.
Three Rivers Muses presents the Anthropos production:
“Beat the Devil! Faust, the Whole Story”
Performed by Glen Williamson (Member, Actors’ Equity Association)
A man and a devil will battle it out at St. Paul University Amphitheatre as professional New York actor Glen Williamson performs Beat the Devil! Faust, the Whole Story. Three Rivers Muses presents the Anthropos production of this one-man play about love, sex, murder, myth, magic, war, waves and a devil out of his depths.
Based on Goethe’s theatrical masterpiece, Beat the Devil! comes to Old Ottawa South for ONE NIGHT ONLY. The award-winning adaptation comes to Ottawa after its recent acclaim at the off Broadway United Solo Theatre Festival in New York.
Through drama and masterful storytelling, Williamson transforms Goethe’s entire 24-hour-long, two-hundred-year-old classic drama into a 90-minute sometimes humorous and always exhilarating battle for the soul of a man searching for truth, satisfaction . . . and a Goddess.
“Faust is the old legend of the guy who sold his soul to the Devil. But Goethe gave the bargain some surprising twists!” Williamson says. “Beat the Devil! is astonishingly pertinent to our time and our struggle to be human. It’s about a guy who craves knowledge, beauty and meaning. But,” Williamson adds, “when the devil tries to satisfy that craving, he finds out that’s not so easy.”
A short preview of this production (also known as The Tragedy of Mephistopheles) can be seen on YouTube Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story).
Glen Williamson, a founding member in New York City of The Actors’ Ensemble and New Directions Theater, appeared in numerous productions with both companies, as well as with Walking the dog Theater. He currently plays multiple roles in seven productions touring throughout North America and in Europe. His production company Anthropos (the Greek word for human being) seeks to uphold and celebrate what is truly human through the arts of theater and storytelling. Visit AnthroposTheater.com.
For more information contact Three Rivers Muses at 613-422-3760 or faustinOttawa2012@gmail.comFaustinOttawa2012@gmail.com or visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/252634. Advance sale tickets can be purchased online at $25 each. Student tickets will also be available at the door for $15 each.
This event is sponsored by Hahnemann Centre for Heilkunst (www.homeopathy.com).
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