Bridge Markland's "Faust in the Box"
Date: November 7, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Sears Recital Hall, located on the first floor of the Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Sponsor: Department of Global Languages and Cultures
Contact: Ulrike Schellhammer
God permits Mephisto to tempt university professor Faust, who receives youth and falls in love. Bridge Markland's captivating one-woman comic-tragic show includes dialogue by Goethe, together with the music of The Rolling Stones, Rammstein, Robbie Williams, Metallica, Pink, Elvis, Madonna, Led Zeppelin, Depeche Mode, Placebo and many other music artists.
This event is free and open to the public.
Photos courtesy of Bridge Markland, Dirk Holtkamp-Endemann photographer.
"With almost demonic facial twitches and contortions, she paints a Joker-like, mad and angry world, changing between the three characters of Faust, Mephistopheles and Gretchen."
"Faust in the box" invites audience members to position themselves in multiple ways in relation to Faust and the popular music Markland has selected to stand in for Goethe's text. This new cultural artifact - in fact a collage of cultural artifacts - stimulates viewers to make connections and discover tensions between high and low culture, as well as across generations and cultural contexts."
Allison G. Cattell and Belinda Kleinhans, University of Waterloo 2012
"I admired how she was so unafraid, so unabashed to be who she was, what she saw the human soul as, pushed the boundaries of what people were trained to see as male and female. ..."
Kait Nurrenberg, University of Southern Indiana 2011