DR. FAUSTUS / MÉXICO
Version of Dr. Faustus re-created in Mexico in August 2013 with Mexican dancers and performers, plus Katharina Haverich, German actress that participated in Berlin and Buenos Aires experiences. Old and defeated, Faust, accepts the challenge of a last game of chess with the devil. Mephisto, in an attempt to hold his power over the disheartened Faust, sets him up. Marguerite is the bait (and her replicates Ida, Helena and Annabel) who falls into the abyss of this trap, to come back out strengthened and victorious. Fausto loses the game against Mephisto. The latter is overcome by a woman who no longer needs from others to stand for herself. From victim to deity, to finally restore her own womanhood. The Faustian myth is seen through the eye of Goethe’s Tragedy of Dr. Faustus, Gertrude Stein’s Dr. Faustus lights the lights, Lars von Trier's Antichrist, and the lewd eye of Marcel Duchamp’s Étant Donnés. These are the conceptual references of this staging that proposes a gender clash against the grain of the classic story.