An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor John Faustus on This His Final Evening | Chopin Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor John Faustus on This His Final Evening 

When: Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 8 2009
Phone: 773-347-1041
Price: $12 or pay what you can
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While a silent, stone-faced Mephistopheles looks on, Doctor Faustus spends his final moments on earth telling us, "the people of the future," about his day. In brief: he woke up, wrangled with his demonic sidekick over a diary filled with meaningless hatch marks, traveled in time to a 7-Eleven for snacks, and . . . that's about it. Playwright Mickle Maher brilliantly turns the soul-bartering magician's bid for omniscience into a plea for meaning where there is none. In this Theater Oobleck production, the monologue is delivered by Colm O'Reilly, who looks and sounds like a shabby young Orson Welles as he conveys with mesmerizing intensity Faust's intellect, desperation, dissoluteness, and determination. --Zac Thompson

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