GRETCHEN'S NIGHTMARE

                     ADAPTED FROM FAUST (PART I)                      BY JOHANN V. W. GOETHE

 '(It) leads you through the dungeons of the nightmare, weaving Goethe’s narrative through dark hallways and an air of creepiness…'           

 

 - Avenue Magazine

Based on Goethe's Faust, GRETCHEN’S NIGHTMARE blended performance art, poetry and movement into an affective dissection of damnation and redemption. 

 

The performance was driven from the perspective of a man's frenetic quest to achieve intellectual fulfillment and pursue his deepest desires without considering the consequences; symbols of the insatiable greed and corrupt aspirations commonly found in debased humanity.

 

For the first time, the historical Lantern Community Church built in 1912, was used in full for a performance. GRETCHEN'S NIGHTMARE allowed audience members to be completely immersed in the performance, in order to reflect on its relevant and impactful narrative. 

GRETCHEN's NIGHTMARE was presented with the generous support of:

Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Presentations hosted by:

  • Lantern Church             

Calgary,  Canada (2012)

The following artists collaborated in the development, creation, design and performance of GRETCHEN'S NIGHTMARE:
Val Campbell + Claire Davis + Devon Dubnyk  + Kristin Eveleigh                              Jose Rafael Flores + Whitney Huget-Penner + Marcy Rogers + Jennifer Leblanc Norma Lewis + Evan Medd  + Scott Morris + Elan Pratt +  Patrick Quinn + Javier Vilalta
+Select photography by Justin Michael Carriere

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