Students and faculty from Western Washington University’s department of theater and dance have collaborated with film students from the English Department to devise an original theater performance, “/faust,” premiering June 2, with six performances through June 6 at Western’s Performing Arts Center.
The work is inspired by Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe’s “The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus.” “/faus” follows the story of Felix and Mara, a filmmaking couple on the cusp of artistic success who are also engaged to be married.
“/faus” was devised by 17 theater students, using original source material, such as Marlowe’s work, “Goethe’s Faust,” and numerous film adaptations of the Faust myth. “/faus” also features novel staging arrangements; audiences will be seated in the front section of the mainstage balcony, transforming the theater in a large projection surface.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. June 2-6, with a 2 p.m. matinee June 6. Tickets for $7 to $12 for students, $12 to $17 general, at 360-650-6146 and tickets.wwu.edu.