Preview: FAUST/US (浮世/德) by Nine Years Theatre
“I often feel like there are two souls living in me. One with an overwhelming zest with love for life, desperately clinging onto the world and all its wonders, the other is immensely yearns to fly above the dust, and into the light.”
The classic tale of a deal with the devil gets the Nine Years Theatre (NYT) treatment as the company presents FAUST/US this March. Based off German playwright Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust, FAUST/US, as per Nine Years Theatre, will be performed in Mandarin, in a new, contemporary adaptation by NYT Associate Director Cherilyn Woo, whose directorial role on FAUST/US will also mark the first time an NYT show is being helmed by someone apart from Artistic Director Nelson Chia.
Putting a twist on the classic, FAUST/US will be changing the gender of the originally male protagonist Faust, now a brilliant but frustrated female academic. Having achieved all she can with her knowledge, her desire for more to life leads to a pact with the mysterious Mephistopheles as he sweeps into her life and shows her a lifetime of her greatest wishes in exchange for her soul.
The cast of FAUST/US comprises of four members from the Nine Years Theatre Ensemble, with Mia Chee in the starring role of Faust, supported by Hang Qian Chou, Neo Hai Bin and Timothy Wan. Come join Nine Years Theatre as they present this new re-imagining of a German classic, and take you on a magical, cautionary journey of the hidden costs of fulfilling your heart’s greatest desires.
FAUST/US plays at the Drama Centre Black Box from 21st to 24th March 2019. Tickets available from SISTIC
Members of the 9-fans club will be able to purchase a single ticket of FAUST/US at $38, with a 15% discount applied for subsequent ticket purchases. Audience aged between 16 to 25 years old will be able to purchase a single ticket at $18 under the Gen-9 club initiative.