Gily Jacoby is a successful novelist who has achieved world fame thanks to a pact with the devil. The power he conferred on her is that of seeing people’s future, which she then writes into her works. The price is too high. Heartbreak, ambition and dreams that, once realized, turn out to be not what we expected. Whirlwind that will lead her to madness and the fulfilment of her prophecies.
Faustaff is a modern tragedy full of black humour, in which the characters walk along a corridor that will lead them to fulfil their destiny. Taking up the myth of Faustus anew has always been a fascinating challenge. Doing it from the perspective of a female character makes it even more frightful and enriching.
In Faustaff, there are multiple realities. Mental times and fictional times, hallucinated spaces that open up like a Chinese Box, one inside the other. The stories written by this female Faust cross over into her own world, driving her to madness. Faustaff moves away from the Aristotelian model, to play with time and space in a novel manner that will help throw new light on the ancient myth. The topicality of the violence that unfolds, a cynical humour that assumes it as something inevitable, and a judgement blinded by quotidian minutiae: all combine to make this play an indispensable text for understanding our reality and current moment. Revisiting our foundational myths from the point of view of our ‘modernity’ will always be moving, and reveal our darkest aspirations and repressed desires.
- Director: Frank Kaye
- Production: La Compañía Perpetua
- Executive production: Hanna Berumen
- Starring: Pilar Ixquic Mata, Javier Escobar, Francesca Guillén, Humberto Solórzano, Roberto Rodríguez, Miguel Ángel Ghigliazza.