An Expressionist journey based on Murnau, Goethe and Marlow

Faust is a restless scholar who is desperately looking for the essence of the universe, but is frustrated by the limitations of the human mind. He has studied many sciences but he realises that he still knows nothing that could show the human kind a way towards a better existence. In heaven, God and Devil make a bet for Faust’s soul. Mefistofeles offers Faust a drink – the elixir of youth, and brings Faust to seducing and betraying the innocent Margaret. Will Margaret perish, can Faust save her? Or…

VAT Theatre’s “Faust” is searching for the truth of art in the aesthetic of silent films.

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau is one of the great makers of German film art and an important figure in the Expressionist movement. One of his most well-known films is “Faust”.

Johann Wolfgang Goethe wrote the first version of the verse tragedy “Faust” in 1773-1775. “Faust. Fragment” was published in 1790. “Faust I” was published in 1808 and “Faust II” in 1833.
Christopher Marlowe wrote the play “The Tragicall History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus” presumably 1588-1589. Marlowe was an English Renaissance writer, Shakespeare’s contemporary and one of the greatest playwrights of his time who left the world seven tragic plays.

Premiere: November 29, 2012 in the National Library
 Theatre Hall

The performance is in one act and runs for 1 hour and 20 minutes

NB! Late admissions will not be admitted and the tickets will not be refunded. 



2013 Estonian Theatre Union award for 2012. Best sound design of a drama production or original score – Kaspar Jancis for original score for VAT Theatre’s production “Faust”.

2013 – Estonian theatrecriticians choosed Toikka’s “Faust” as best performance of the season 2012/2013.

Author, director:
Aare Toikka
Designer, composer:
Kaspar Jancis
Lighting designer:
Sander Põllu
Video designer:
Peeter Ritso
Marge Ehrenbusch
Katariina Ratasepp või Liisa Pulk
Margo Teder
Ago Soots
Tanel Saar
Meelis Põdersoo
Madis Muul või Jaak Lutsoja (akordion)
Rait Avestik
Rait Avestik
alates gümnaasiumieast

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Sakala 3 teatrimaja Suur saal
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