Cartage Theatre presents...

An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor Faustus on This His Final Evening

by Mickle Maher

Directed by Robin Witt

Featuring Brian Amidei & Bill Reilly

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Robin Witt​ (​Steep Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, UNC Charlotte​) directs ​Brian Amidei ​(​Cartage Theatre)​ as Faustus in this lean, tragicomic version of the Faustus story, An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered Doctor John Faustus On This His Final Evening​ presents Doctor Faustus in the last hour of his final night on earth – irritated, whining, drunk, and repentant of nothing save his failure to keep a proper diary. Over the course of this hour he rails against his silent servant Mephistopheles and tells the fantastic tale of his life – a life filled with wonders, as well as an immeasurably vast evil.

Mickle Maher​ plays have appeared Off-Broadway and around the world, and have been supported by grants from the NEA, the Rockefeller MAP fund, and Creative Capital. They include There is a Happiness That Morning Is; Song About Himself; An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor John Faustus on This His Final Evening; The Hunchback Variations; The Strangerer; Spirits to Enforce; Cyrano (translator), The Cabinet; Lady Madeline; The Pine; and An Actor Prepares (an adaptation of Stanislavsky’s seminal book); and just this summer, It Is Magic. He is a cofounder of Chicago’s Theater Oobleck, and has taught playwriting and related subjects at the University of Chicago, Columbia College, and Northwestern University. His plays are published by Hope and Nonthings.

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