By David Davalos
Directed by Joseph Discher
Begins September 10
It’s fall semester at Wittenberg University and the playwright’s magic has manipulated time and space to bring an unusual quartet together — Doctor Faustus, Martin Luther, their pupil Hamlet, and Helen of Troy — to engage in debate about faith, fate, existence, and tennis. The huge enigmas that eternally puzzle mankind are given a witty, provocative, and delightfully quirky forum in this modern play populated by iconic luminaries from times past.
Faustus: I’ll be playing at The Bunghole this week, Wednesday and Friday nights, my usual gig, if you feel like a little light lute. Two-stein minimum, all the tripe you can eat. So: big year. Senior class. Good time to be thinking about declaring a major.
Hamlet: So t’would seem.