Since he has a contract with the Devil, you'd think Dr. Faustus could at least stay out of the hospital.
Accident-prone Jude Law injured his hand during the April 25 performance of Dr. Faustus in London, forcing the cancellation of the West End production's April 26 evening and April 27 matinee performances. Director David Lan made the announcement from the stage of the Young Vic. Audience members were offered full refunds.
On March 21, disappointed audiences were told that evening's performance of the production of Christopher Marlowe's play was canceled owing to a knee injury sustained by Law.
Law's injury on March 20 caused that day's performance to be canceled as well.
Dr. Faustus is expected the transfer to New York. The classic tragedy—a dark, pitiless tale of the price of boundless ambition and amorality—tells of hubristic Faustus, a learned man who nonetheless trades his soul in order to obtain infinite power and knowledge. —By Robert Simonson