Friday, July 10, 2015

Faustaff, an international production in Mexico and UK by Andrés Conde

Faustaff is a story of ambition, success and madness. A play where the Faustian myth is seen through the eyes of a modern day woman.

         The Mexican Theatre Company "La compañia Perpetua" in collaboration with UK's "Artistic Producciones", is proud to present this international project that brings together Mexican and British artists. "Faustaff" is being simultaneously produced in both Mexico City and London. We are taking Director Frank Kaye to lead a Mexican Cast in Mexico and we are bringing Director Rodrigo Johnson to lead a British cast in the United Kingdom. "Faustaff" explores the limits between fiction and reality, in a world where media has blurred those frontiers; a world where men and women are obsessed with power, money and social recognition; a world that has lost its sensibility towards tragedy and where violence has taken over.

         The play was written by the Mexican playwright Diego Sosa. It's a play inspired by the Faustian myth, set in the modern world and seen through feminine eyes.

The title of the play, however, comes from a mixture between Marlowe's and Goethe's Dr. Faustus and Shakespeare's Falstaff, the mischievous character from Henry IV saga and the merry wives of Windsor.

         Virginia Wolf once said that the world of her times was not ready for a feminine Faustus. Now, the modern world is, according to the author, ready for a character like this. An ambitious woman driven by greed and willing to do anything for success, even at the price of her soul. Among the creative team, we will be working alongside a recognized Mexican painter, Pablo Ángel Lugo, who is living in the UK. His wide artistic production includes paintings, drawings, engravings, sculptures, videos, performances, illustrations, graphic designs, and collaborations in cinema. He is specialized in public art. His work has been exhibited in Mexico, Cuba, the U.S., Spain, Colombia, France, Portugal and the U.K, among other countries. You can see the work of Pablo Ángel Lugo, on his website:

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