The Rude Mechanicals
in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present:

Doctor Faustus

Christopher Marlowe

directed by 
Claudia Bach

Performances live on YouTube Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22 at 8:00 pm EDT (click on the date to go to that performance)

All performances are free. We are asking a suggested donation of $10 to help support our continuing efforts to provide theater to Greenbelt and the larger community; please click on Donate and select “Support Online Shows.”



Set in a modern, internet-forum world, Faustus connects with some dangerous minds online and is dragged into a world of conspiracy, magic, and evil. After making a deal with a servant of Hell to unlock the truth and powers of the world, Faustus gets more than he bargained for when his payment comes due. On a backdrop of reddit, Qanon, fake news, and internet indoctrination, this production explores what it means to access the truth and to confront reality, whatever it may be.

Canceling Mephistopheles? The Rude Mechanicals’ Strange Journey to present ‘Doctor Faustus,’ from MD Theatre Guide