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Contact: Roxanna Myhrum

Phone: (857) 753-8721

E-mail: usernamefaust@gmail.com

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(CAMBRIDGE, MA) – Tickets are on sale for username: FAUST, an original multimedia production created and directed by Harvard senior Charlie I. Miller. Performances will be held April 9–13, 2008 at Harvard’s New College Theatre, 12 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, MA.

This adaptation of the Faust legend will thrill everyone from opera fans to YouTube junkies. The show integrates live theatre and music with video, and features a talented ensemble of performers with a variety of disabilities. The “usernameFAUST” YouTube channel complements the live performance.

username: FAUST tells the story of an isolated woman’s attempt to gain popularity by remaking herself as an Internet celebrity. When a demonic tech support team jeopardizes her password-protected existence, she must overcome digital distortions to regain control of her life.

The cast includes Maureen Finnerty as the reclusive Cass, Alice Dampman as her friend Wendy, Leslie Rosenberg as the scheming Sophie, and baritone Wesley Ray Thomas as Lucifer.

This project is Miller’s senior honors thesis in Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies. Miller and the cast, drawn from all over the Greater Boston area, began collaborating in early October. What began as improvised workshops, scenes, and video projects has become a cutting-edge performance unlike any other theatrical or cinematic event.

While complicated in its technical execution, username: FAUST is at its core accessible theatre. Miller designed the production to be a stimulating multi-sensory experience that can be enjoyed by a diverse audience. The venue at Harvard’s New College Theatre is completely accessible to patrons with disabilities. Miller’s inclusive vision started in his native Colorado, where he worked five years for PHAMALY, the nation’s only theatre company that produces large-scale professional productions featuring an entire cast of actors with disabilities.

username: FAUST opens Wednesday, April 9th and runs through Sunday, April 13th. Performances are at 7 pm on April 9th, 7 pm and 9 pm April 10th through 12th, and 3 pm and 5 pm April 13th. There will be open captioning and audio description at the 3 pm performance on Sunday, April 13th. Tickets are $10 and are available through the Harvard Box Office, www.boxoffice.harvard.edu, (617) 496-2222, and in person at the Holyoke Center Arcade. For accessibility arrangements, contact Roxanna Myhrum at usernamefaust@gmail.com. For more information, visit charlieimiller.com.

For media requests, please contact Roxanna Myhrum at (857) 753-8721 or usernamefaust@gmail.com

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