faust in the box (english version) (Bridge Markland)
Scientist Dr. Faust is searching for ultimate knowledge and fun. Mephisto appears - who can fulfill any desire, but Faust has to sell him his soul. In this fast paced One-Woman+Puppets-LipSync Show Bridge Markland quick changes between Faust, Mephisto and Gretchen. Additional characters are performed with hand puppets. J.W. Goethe’s famous theatrical texts are collaged with quotes from well known pop songs. Roy Orbison sings “Pretty Woman” when Faust first sees Gretchen. Elvis coaches the inexperienced girl with “Falling In Love”. To which Madonna sings: “Like a Virgin”. This love story doesn’t have a happy end in this version either, but is a lot of fun for the viewers. Bridge conjures a fresh new Faust out of her box and gives a completely new look at some famous pop songs aswell.
This event features ancillary programming in association with Theater Scoutings Berlin. You can find more information at www.theaterscoutings-berlin.de.
Brotfabrik, Caligariplatz 1, Pankow, 13086 Berlin
Concept and Performance: Bridge Markland
Directed by Bridge Markland and Heike Gäßler
The Berlin performer Bridge Markland is a virtuoso of role change and transformation. She is an artist who effortlessly crosses boundaries between dance, theatre, cabaret, gender performance, childrens and puppet theatre.
Her specialtiy are one-woman-lip-sync shows of classical German theatre pieces using pop music and puppets. Faust I/Goethe, The Robbers/Schiller, Leonce and Lena/Büchner.
With her incredible talent for transformation she performs all the roles, sometimes as hu-man being sometimes as puppet. She edits the texts and enhances and contrasts them with the fitting pop music snippets. Her performances delight people of all ages starting at 13 years old and have been toured in Germany, Europe, Canada, USA and Australia.