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:
Calgary, Canada (2012)