Faust In Love

“I want the person I fell in love with. With one slight alteration.”

Written by John Bernhard

Directed by Renoly Santiago


  • Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 5:00pm

Language: English

Location: IATI Theater (64 E. 4th St. NYC 10003)

Website: Facebook Event


Faust in Love is a black comedy about relationships, falling in and out of love, and the abject horror of eternity. Finding himself in a dark spiral of depression and self-doubt after getting dumped by the woman he saw himself growing old with, Ian decides to sell his soul to a demon to get her back. This demon, once summoned, presents a wide array of possibilities to Ian, some of them horrifying, some enticing, until Ian makes his decision. The ramifications of his choice change the course of not only his life, but that of his ex-girlfriend, and of the demon, and also the demon's girlfriend. A critical look at the ways men sabotage their partners and themselves in relationships, Faust in Love is a fable, a satire, an existential horror show, and a romantic comedy.

About the Playwright

John received his MFA in Theater from The University of Missouri Kansas City, and spent his twenties working as an actor out of New York and Missouri, at such theaters as the Kansas City Repertory Theater, the Coterie, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, the Shakespeare Forum, Theater 2020, Breaking the Proscenium, the Impact Theater, and Theatreworks. Additionally, his voice can be heard in commercials for such beers as Shocktop and Stella Artois, and as the fire ninja Kiel in the children's cartoon “Huntik: Secrets and Seekers.” As a writer, his works have been produced in New York at March Forth Productions, both as part of their Summer Reading Salon and as part of their Christmas Horror special Krampusnacht, and at Eastchester High School just outside of the city near White Plains.


Rodrigo Lopresti
David Poggi
Shea McMillan
Gina Figueroa
Carolina Korth


This Reading is free of charge–your kind donation is accepted.  The first glass of that red elixir of life–wine–is on us.  All proceeds ensure that we continue to support the genesis of theater: the playwright!

Seating is limited–RSVP.