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Faustus PhD

May 2017

Written by Caltech graduate student Mark Kozlowski, Faustus PhD is a comedy about selling your soul for science. Fame, fortune, and a Nobel prize at 35!


Performance Dates (Ramo Auditorium)

  • Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices

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Jack Faustus is a struggling third-year graduate student, frustrated by his lack of accomplishment. He decides to make a deal with the Devil: 24 years of knowing exactly which experiments to run, and how to run them, in exchange for his soul. Faustus soon begins to regret the deal, but will he find redemption or at least a way out? This play examines graduate school and academic research through a tragicomic lens, as well as romance, loyalty, and the price of ambition.