Robert Brustein’s free adaptation of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, set in modern times. In Demons, Faustus has become Peter Proud, a bored Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard Divinity School, who becomes obsessed with the supernatural world. This adaptation also adds a new section to the play, complete with a new motive behind Proud’s quest for knowledge: the desire to resurrect his late wife. An American Repertory Theatre co-production.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Richard Benjamin as Peter Proud
Raymond Fox as First Student
Jonathan Fried as David Wagner
Jeremy Geidt as Alftedo ‘Fredo’ Sandiaao
Timothy Karcher as Cornelius
John Lathan as Rapper
Paula Prentiss as Laura Proud
Matthew Rauch as Second Student
Mark Zeisler as Victor
Directed by Ron Daniels. Recorded before a live audience at the Guest Quarters Suite Hotel, Waltham in February of 1993.