Lady Faust | Public House | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 28 2017
Price: $15
Kill kind men to save suffering women. It’s a strange final message for Sharai Bohannon and Sophie Duntley’s new adaptation of Christopher Marlowe’s 16th-century tragedy about a man who sells his soul to the devil, which reimagines Marlowe’s hero as a woman struggling to overcome systemic misogyny in Depression-era America. The plot begins simply enough but becomes needlessly complicated without fully exploring the challenges facing Lady Faust (Torey Byrne) and other women of the time. Duntley’s flat direction doesn't reflect the high stakes of the script, and playing this story straight is especially detrimental in the noisy Public House space, where the actors can barely compete with the sound of their footsteps on the creaking set. —Oliver Sava



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