Split between the music-hall and his living room, this play follows a failing third-rate music-hall stage performer, Archie Rice, as he tries to keep his career going even as the music-hall tradition is fading into history and his personal life is falling apart...
This play revolves around Faustus, A scholar and man of learning. So intelligent, even, that he is able to conjure up the devil. Absolute knowledge, infinite power, sorcery and magic are all within his reach. But in return, he must give up his soul. In a balancing act of comedy and chilling darkness, this struggle between good and evil is played out in this gripping epic.
Set in America in the mid-1980s, in the midst of the AIDS crisis and the conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with ideas of life and death, love and sex and heaven and hell.