Theatre Arts Program to Present ‘The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus’

The Kentucky Wesleyan College Theatre Arts Program will present “The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus” on Friday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 11, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ at 625 Allen St. Tickets are available through the Wesleyan Theatre Arts Facebook page or by calling 270-852-3595.

Written by Christopher Marlow and packed with intriguing characters — including the seven deadly sins – Dr. Faustus promises to be a hit with both the on and off campus communities.

The show follows Dr. Faustus, who sells his own soul in exchange for 24 years of service from Lucifer and his demons. For many of those years, the doctor tears his way across Europe, accompanied by the demon, Mephistopheles. When the time comes for the deal to close, Dr. Faustus regrets his devilish actions. He begs for Lucifer’s mercy, but is it too late?

The play is Beth Parthum’s fourth production as director of theatre arts at Wesleyan. “I’m excited to share Dr. Faustus with the community,” says Parthum. “It was written as a morality play, but even more so it is a story of greed and redemption.”

Dr. Faustus will showcase Wesleyan senior Michelle Trenda as Mephistopheles and Owensboro community member Jeremy Brailsford as Dr. Faustus. Theatre major Preston Middle is the assistant director, and theatre and music major Jordan Key is the stage manager.