The History of the Devil
THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL was written in the early 1980s, and published in 1995 as part of a collection of plays called Incarnations. Clive Barker never intended the play to be published, originally writing it to be developed and performed by his own theatre, The Dog Company, with himself as director. Since 1995, the play has been performed all around the world, often resulting in productions being banned in some cities that deemed the content too blasphemous. This attention helped launch the audacious script into notoriety often playing to sold-out houses. According to Clive Barker, The History of the Devil is a story as might have been co-authored by John Milton and John Grisham.
Audiences are transported back in time via vignettes of testimony that illustrate and examine The Devils actions throughout history. The prosecution argues that The Devils presence on Earth has had a disastrous effect on mankind, whereas the defense counters that The Devil is, and always has been, mans greatest scapegoat. Regardless of the legal arguments, however, The Devil demands that he be found innocent of sins against humankind and be released back into Heaven. THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL examines the questions: Does any being, no matter how terrifying it may seem, deserve an eternity of suffering? Has the Devil wreaked havoc on Earth or has he simply been an innocent observer of the human condition all these thousands of years? Does he deserve Paradise?
Ragged Wing Ensembles ambitious production of this challenging play features adventurous set, costume and lighting designs, actors playing multiple parts, live cello music and life-sized puppets.
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