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Open Eye Figure Theatre Presents

A PRELUDE TO FAUST

20th Anniversary Production!

October 19 - November 11, 2018

Created by Michael Sommers
 

Michael Sommers’ critically acclaimed puppet epic returns to the stage! Inspired by Sommers’ longtime obsession with Goethe’s dramatic poem about a man who sells his soul to the devil, A PRELUDE TO FAUST conjures a miniature surreal world of tormented souls, flying spirits and disembodied hands. With virtuosic puppetry and an original score by Michael Koerner performed with a live orchestra, this landmark production is not to be missed!

"Not only is it the sort of show one regrets ending, it's tempting to come back the next night and see what unlikely moments one missed the first time. Apparently the devil really is in the details." - Quinton Skinner, City Pages (2007)

"It appears to be a puppet show, but it's much more than that. It's a social comedy, a morality tale, with some surrealism in the shape of flying human hearts thrown in for good measure." - Euan Kerr, MPR (2007)

A PRELUDE TO FAUST was commissioned by the Walker Art Center in 1998 and was our first production in our historic theatre in 2007. Open Eye co-founder Michael Sommers wrote the show after researching the Faust story in Germany and the Czech Republic.

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Tickets
$24 —  General Admission
$22 — Seniors
$15 — Students
A limited number of $10 Economic Accessibility tickets are available online. 
A limited number of pay as able tickets are available at the door.
View our ticketing policy

Performance Schedule
October 19, 7:30pm
October 20, 7:30pm
October 21, 4pm
October 25, 7:30pm
October 26, 7:30pm
October 27, 7:30pm
October 28, 4pm
November 1, 7:30pm
November 2, 7:30pm
November 3, 7:30pm
November 4, 4pm
November 5, 7:30pm (Industry Night) 
November 8, 7:30pm
November 9, 7:30pm
November 10, 7:30pm
November 11, 4pm

Accessibility
Contact Open Eye at audienceservices@openeyetheatre.org or 612-874-6338 for accessibility information, including ASL reservation.

Construction
Please be aware that ongoing construction on 35W and surrounding streets and bridges will affect your route to Open Eye. Please allow extra time getting to the theatre. We recommend using map apps to navigate to the theatre, following posted detour signs, and consulting MNDOT for current projects at dot.state.mn.us/35w94.