In this long one act, Doctor Faustus is bored with life so, as a joke, he conjures up the devil. He is shocked when his own personal devil, Mephistopheles, actually appears. She is a young, beautiful, elusive, reserved and melancholy. As they bargain for his soul, Faustus becomes obsessed with her. Their oddly compelling love story forms an unusual and haunting version of the Faust legend.
Published in DeFlores & Other Plays.
First produced at the University of Iowa in Iowa City in 1978.