The Faust legend reinvented kicks off School of Drama's new season

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What does it means to live in the present? What do we mean when we say we are here?

 These questions will be answered in Gertrude Stein’s reinterpretation of the Faust legend, in which Doctor Faustus sells his soul to the devil for the electric light, only to continue to search for peace and happiness in the dark.

 “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights,” directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, opens the 2011-2012 School of Drama Season. The play will be staged Oct. 25-29 at the Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St.

 Performances of the play will take play at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. Tickets for the show start at $10, and are available by phone at 203-432-1234, online at drama.yale.edu and in person at the box office (1120 Chapel St. at York Street).

 Other plays in the season include William Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline” (Dec. 10-16) and Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” (Jan. 24-28).

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