Faustian Tale

The Devil's Sonata, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24-25 and 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Studio Theatre in UNT's RTVF Building, is a retelling of the Faustian tale in which the devil offers composer Giuseppe Tartini a beautiful piece of music — "La Sonata Del Diavolo in G Minor." Director Brian Hill, a senior theatre major, originally staged the production in Chicago in 2002.

"The story is not merely a brilliant piece of historical fiction but it turns the Faustian story upside down," Hill says. "How many of us have cried out to God, pled for mercy, or searched for answers in our grief? How odd to have these very human experiences voiced through the role of Satan. But it works."

Hill adds that audiences will like the play because of how the writing and the design concept engages them in the story.

"The fact that we will have a violinist playing live on stage will certainly have an impact on how the audience sees this particular piece," he says.

Call 940-565-2428 or visit the Dance and Theatre website for ticket information.

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