FAUST and MEPHISTOPHELES have been trapped in the same small cell in Hell for more than 600 years, as Mephisto tries to understand why Faust accepted damnation in order to save his lover Marguerite from Hell.

  • drama
  • 25
  • 7 total
  • 2 female identifying, 5 male identifying
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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EXTRACT: Gone... Mephistopheles! Mephistopheles! (PAUSE) God, it's quiet in here. Maybe I should enjoy it while I have the chance; it may never happen again. 600 years, and it never once occurred to me to plan for this. Even for leaving this cell: it'll be like being born. Want to escape... Maybe he was right. Maybe if I'd wanted hard enough, I would have planned for this moment. I would have believed. Now? Fore God's my witness, I'm terrified. Well, no mortal ever had the same home for six hundred years, did he? Freedom.

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