November 16, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Reception, 7:00pm
 The Dallas Institute

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Featuring Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth and Dr. Frederick Turner

A Dramatic Reading and Discussion

Goethe’s Faust is at the heart of the great change that created the modern world. Goethe’s vision of the unity of nature and the human spirit, his philosophy of growth and process, and his astonishing poetry, both lushly lyrical and philosophically brilliant, influenced the English romantics and the American transcendentalists and helped drive a new evolutionary view of reality. Many of our ideas about human equality, the nature of the divine, sexual mores, and conscience find their root in Faust. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth and Frederick Turner have completed a new, dynamic poetic translation of the play. In this public debut of their latest work, Dr. Turner, the celebrated actor Fred Curchack, and other performers will give the play a stirring dramatic reading on the Institute stage.

$20, $10 for Educator Members, Students free



Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozváth is the Leah and Paul Lewis Chair in Holocaust Studies and Professor of Literature and the History of Ideas in the School of Arts and Humanities at UT Dallas. She is a Fellow of the Dallas Institute.


Dr. Frederick Turner is Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities at UT Dallas, an Institute Fellow, and award-winning author of numerous volumes of criticism and poetry.



Fred Curchack is an award-winning actor. The New York Times described him as “Top 10 of the year…Mr. Curchack is so polymorphous in performance that at the end of the show, one might expect to see a dozen participating artists take a bow instead of one unmasked, seraphic-looking theatrical virtuoso.” He is Professor of Theatre at UT Dallas.


Raphael Parry gained recognition as an award-winning director, actor, and producer. He has participated in more than seventy productions at Undermain Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, Kitchen Dog Theater, Alley Theater in Houston, Zachary Scott Theater in Austin, and others. Raphael currently serves as the Executive and Artistic Director of Shakespeare Dallas and is a Founder of Project X, a multi-disciplinary company.