A Soulless Western
The J Noosa
Sat 30 March 2013
|Tickets:||$25 Adult / $20 Concession or Groups 8+ / $10 Students|
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DOC FAUSTUS – A Soulless Western.
Direct from the United States, via the 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival on a whirlwind national tour of Australia!
Patrick Hercamp, Richard Maritzer and Ryan Adam Wells make up Sound & Fury, a vaudeville-nouveau troupe that performs this twisted American Wild West adaptation of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus.
Hercamp plays the renowned Doc Faustus as a clueless dude, who dabbles in dark magic just to play tricks on people. By selling his soul to the devil, he gets a demon (Mephistopheles, played by Maritzer) to do his bidding for the next 24 years.
The extent of their parody on both Doctor Faustus and the Western movie genre knows no bounds. They treat the story with a great deal of intelligence, consciously calling their interpretation of the West ‘revisionist history,’ but filling every other moment with both witticisms and vulgarity.