Doctor Faustus PosterBy Christopher Marlowe

Performance: November 23, 1989

Venue: Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building

The English Suitcase Company brought its acclaimed production of " The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus" to the Theatre of the Arts on November 23

This London-based four-person troupe finished a Canadian tour in which it visited "fringe festivals" in Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Vancouver. Performances have been exclusively outside England since 1987.

The play, a 16th century Elizabethan tragedy by Christopher Marlowe, is about a brilliant man who makes a pact with the devil to sell his soul in exchange for knowledge, wealth and power. After 24 years, the devil collects his side of the bargain.