Faust at SF Fringe Festival 2016

September 15, 16, 17, 23

Thu. September 15, 7:30pm
Fri. September 16, 9:00pm
Sat. September 17, 7:30pm
Fri. September 23, 9:00pm

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Explosions in the Sky meets the Weimar Republic. From 1926, Murnau’s “Faust”, one of the beautiful classics of silent film with a gorgeous, moving new score performed live. Coming from the Edinburgh Fringe, Orlando Fringe, and New York Fringe, this is “At the Crossroads”.

The SF Fringe production features the brilliant Moe Staiano on drums and percussion. Moe! Staiano is an experimental composer, drummer, percussionist, songwriter and multi-instrumental performance artist who has been at the forefront of the Bay Area improvisation scene for over a decade.

“This is a supremely good show. The quality of the musicianship on show is astronomical”
  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ –BroadwayBaby

“The brilliance of this esoteric art lies in the intimate intersection of the new music and the venerable images on the screen. At times sweet and benign, at times driven and relentless, the music accompanies the German Expressionist aesthetic of distorted perspectives, powerful clashing of light and dark, and long, convoluted shadows.” –Kathryn Osenlund, CurtainUp.com

“When Gretchen enters the story about halfway through, the atmosphere of the performance changes from absorbing and entertaining to genuinely heart-rending, in large part because of Singer and Cohen’s skillful work. At the Crossroads achieves an amazing feat: simultaneously taking us back to the silent era while creating something utterly contemporary.” –Regina Robbins, Theasy.com

“A neglected classic, Faust is ripe for rediscovery, and the added energy of live music makes it all the more compelling.” –Ethan Kanfer