SEASON 08 | 1997


Written by Kirk Smith
Directed by Bonnie Cullum
Presented by The VORTEX

Faustus is a raucous new musical detailing the tragic demise of literature's most illustrious seeker. The play highlights the troubles of the human spirit: fears and aspirations, the quest for knowledge and meaning, and the roles that faith and dependence play in the world. The score enhances the drama utilizing a collection of archival recordings, recorded improvisations by the cast, and original songs played live in the production.


Winner of the Austin Critic's Table Award for Best Score
Nominated for 5 B. Iden Payne Awards, including Best Musical
Nominated for 2 Austin Critic's Table Awards