Dr. John Faustus is a brilliant but restless and embittered scholar who has reached a dead end on his relentless search for knowledge. He yearns for a deeper understanding of the universe and for a more powerful way to influence it to bring him fame and prestige. Risking everything, he conjures a demon named Mephistopheles and offers his soul in exchange for absolute knowledge and power. Faustus spends his life torn between the intoxicating revelries of his newfound powers and the pull of his conscience to repent and be saved. All the while, the clock continues to count down to the final moment of his reckoning. Dr. Faustus, written by Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe, is considered to be the greatest tragedy written in English before Shakespeare and is full of intrigue, danger, humor, and a relatable struggle between temptation, desire, and the fate of the soul.
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Select Your Show: Dr Faustus
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As a courtesy to our performers and other patrons, we ask that you do not bring children under age 6 to the performance. Thank you for your discretion.
Plan Your Visit
The Sigurd K. Lee Theater is located in the Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center on the campus of Bethany Lutheran College. The building address is 715 Luther Dr, Mankato, MN. Free event parking is available in Lot 5 and Lot 7, or other visitor parking areas around campus. See the Campus Maps page for more information.
At some shows, light refreshments are available in the lobby during intermission. Food may also be purchased in the Dining Center during regular hours.