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Sun 9.10.2022  /  Teatteri Telakka  /  Tampere

VAT Teater: Faust
at 17:00

VAT Teater: Faust Tickets

An Expressionist journey based on Murnau, Goethe and Marlow

Faust is a restless scholar who is desperately looking for the essence of the universe, but is frustrated by the limitations of the human mind. He has studied many sciences but he realises that he still knows nothing that could show the human kind a way towards a better existence. In heaven, God and Devil make a bet for Faust's soul. Mefistofeles offers Faust a drink - the elixir of youth, and brings Faust to seducing and betraying the innocent Margaret. Will Margaret perish, can Faust save her? Or...

VAT Theatre's "Faust" is searching for the truth of art in the aesthetic of silent films.

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau is one of the great makers of German film art and an important figure in the Expressionist movement. One of his most well-known films is "Faust".

Johann Wolfgang Goethe wrote the first version of the verse tragedy "Faust" in 1773-1775. "Faust. Fragment" was published in 1790. "Faust I" was published in 1808 and "Faust II" in 1833.

Christopher Marlowe wrote the play "The Tragicall History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus" presumably 1588-1589. Marlowe was an English Renaissance writer, Shakespeare's contemporary and one of the greatest playwrights of his time who left the world seven tragic plays.

Author, director: Aare Toikka
Designer, composer: Kaspar Jancis
Lighting designer: Sander Põllu
Video designer: Peeter Ritso
Choreographer: Marge Ehrenbusch
Cast:  Katariina Ratasepp, Margo Teder, Ago Soots, Tanel Saar, Meelis Põdersoo and Madis Muul (accordion)
Photographer: Rait Avestik

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Time: at 17:00

Premiere: November 29, 2012 in the National Library Theatre Hall.

The performance is in one act and runs for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Sales closes at 9.10.2022 16:00.