Temptation Opens Oct. 10

Published: Oct 2, 2013
From Oct. 10–13, The University of Tampa will present Temptation, Václav Havel’s absurdist theatre variation on the classic deal-with-the-devil story. Show times are 8 p.m. on Thursday–Saturday, Oct. 10–12, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13. All performances will be in Falk Theatre, located at 428 W. Kennedy Blvd.

Temptation re-imagines the Faust legend, placing it in the allegorical setting of a scientific institute. The main character, Henry Foustka, a scientist at the institute, is suspected of practicing black magic, an activity severely frowned upon by the higher echelons of the institute. He is visited by a seedy character with smelly feet, Fistula, who claims to be a sorcerer capable of advancing his occult knowledge and experiences. When Foustka involves himself with Fistula, he places his career, his integrity and his personal life in terrible danger.

The production features a cast of 15 students under the direction of Robert Gonzalez, assistant professor of speech and theatre. Gonzalez designed the sound and co-designed the set with Alex Amyot, technical production coordinator, who also designed the lighting. Costume design is provided by Frank Chavez.

Admission is free for UT students, faculty and staff. General admission tickets are $15, senior citizens and non-UT students may purchase tickets for $10. For more information, contact Gonzalez at (813) 257-3854 or rmgonzalez@ut.edu.

The show is sponsored by UT’s Department of Speech, Theatre and Dance.