Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights (play by Gertrude Stein ) opens soon at SFU theatre

Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights opens next week. You can reserve your tickets now with the SFU Theatre Box Office.

Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights
a play by Gertrude Stein

SFU Theatre - Burnaby Campus
Feb. 28, Mar. 2, 3, 6, 7, 9 & 10 at 8:00 pm
Free matinees Mar. 1 & 8 at 12:30 pm
For Ticket Information: 604-291-3514 or email: theatre@sfu.ca

Miss Stein published Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights in 1938 and it is a play about Faust and the devil and many other characters as well and you may be nervous but do not worry. Miss Stein did not like theatre that made her nervous and most theatre made her nervous and that is why she wrote her own plays. The plays that Gertrude Stein wrote were what she thought a play ought to be: a landscape you could look at in your own time without being nervous. From the Narrator’s prologue in Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights

In Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, Gertrude Stein discards the traditional narrative conventions of playwrighting for a topsy-turvy re-envisioning of the Faust tale. Using language to create space and atmosphere, Stein constructs a daring and unorthodox play that seems to have no construction at all – a whimsical collage of visual and aural surprises that invites the audience to join in the process of discovery.

Direction by DD Kugler, Victoria Lyons & James Coomber Composition & Sound Design by James Coomber Set Design by Anil Chauhan Lighting Design by John Macfarlane Costume Design by Rina Liddle Stage Management by Lucia Lorenzi & Kathryn Schmidt Featuring a cast of students from the School for the Contemporary Arts Theatre Performance program: Anna Busch, Pedro Chamale, Duran Cruickshank, Jessica Dunfield, Uriah Field, Matthew Graham, Aliya Griffin, Josette Jorge, Lauren Kresowaty, Gina Readman, Esther Reich, Natalie Schneck, Ben Stone, Ryan Swanson, Aileen Yoon.