An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor John Faustus On This His Final Evening
Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd and 3rd.

“Maher’s play is at times maddeningly profound, silly, funny, illogical, and … completely mesmerizing … Do yourself a favor. Go see this and bring that friend of yours that simply has no use for fringe theater. This is one of those exceptional things that can make the doubter of storefront theater a convert…”
—Chicago Reader
“Did we mention the play’s hilarious? … Unmissable.” 
 —Time Out Chicago

CORNELIUS, NC: Join the Warehouse Performing Arts Center (WPAC) as they produce An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor John Faustus On This His Final Evening, written by Mickle Maher and directed by Robin Witt.

Drunk, Charming, and Repentant of Nothing

Robin Witt​ (​Steep Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, UNC Charlotte​) directs ​Brian Amidei ​(​Cartage Theatre)​ as Faustus in this lean, tragicomic version of the Faustus story. An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered Doctor John Faustus on This His Final Evening​ presents Doctor Faustus in the last hour of his final night on earth – drunk, charming, and repentant of nothing save his failure to keep a proper diary. Over the course of this hour he rails against his silent servant Mephistopheles and tells the fantastic tale of his life – a life filled with wonders, as well as an immeasurably vast evil.

Mickle Maher​ plays have appeared Off-Broadway and around the world, and have been supported by grants from the NEA, the Rockefeller MAP fund, and Creative Capital. They include There is a Happiness That Morning Is; Song About Himself; An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor John Faustus on This His Final Evening; The Hunchback Variations; The Strangerer; Spirits to Enforce; Cyrano (translator), The Cabinet; Lady Madeline; The Pine; and An Actor Prepares (an adaptation of Stanislavsky’s seminal book); and just this summer, It Is Magic. He is a cofounder of Chicago’s Theater Oobleck, and has taught playwriting and related subjects at the University of Chicago, Columbia College, and Northwestern University. His plays are published by Hope and Nonthings.

Show Details

An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events… runs at WPAC from November 1st  at 8:00 PM through November 17th at 2:00 pm. Seating is limited, but seating can be reserved by visiting or by calling the box office at 704-619-0429. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time, and tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.

About the Venue

The Warehouse, a nonprofit 501(c)3, was started in 2010 and is currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary season. The company is managed by Marla Brown, Jessica Zingher, and Marshall Cesena. It produces six shows a year and, in addition, facilitates other theatre companies and literary performances by groups like Charlotte Writers Club.

Programming wise, the Warehouse team produces shows that are current and active in the national professional repertoire—Broadway & Off-Broadway award-winning plays, as well as new works by underrepresented voices. They provide access to significant plays often not produced in suburban areas. The goal is to connect Lake Norman to fresh, cutting-edge theatre. Simultaneously, they ground their work in the community, engaging local, professionally trained artists from the larger Metrolina area.

The Warehouse is located at 9216-A Westmoreland Rd in Cornelius.

Marshall Cesena

Marshall Cesena currently serves as the Development Director at the Warehouse. He majored in Musical Theatre at the American Music and Dramatic Academy in New York City, and has performed throughout the east coast. Now back in Huntersville, he enjoys spending his days as a partner at Quatrain Creative, a firm specializing in premium web content.