Goethe-Institut Korea + NOLGONG “Being Faust – Enter Mephisto”

Concept: Peter Lee
November 19th – November 22nd
VenueTokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Theatre East)
Dates 11/19 (Thu) 17:00
11/20 (Fri) 17:00
11/21 (Sat) 12:00/16:00
11/22 (Sun) 12:00/16:00
Log-in from 1 hour before.
Duration 90 min. (TBC)
Language Japanese, German, and English
Tickets Advance: ¥2,000 / Day: ¥2,500
Tickets on general sale from September 27th, 10:00
Early Bird Discounts
Limited numbers of tickets will be sold at a special discount of around 30% on the following four days:
September 23rd to September 26th
Being Faust

This performance requires a smartphone or tablet.
Please bring your own device (rental devices also available).

Devices Smartphone, tablet
OS Android 4.0 and on iOS 9.0 and on (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)

Personal computers cannot be used.

Android users can also use the app via Google Chrome.

Devices can also be rented on the day (¥3,000 deposit per device).

The performance game requires the Enter Mephisto app.
We recommend audiences download the app in advance. Please also register for a Game ID in advance.

An interactive, digital update on Goethe’s classic tale of temptation

Goethe-Institut Korea teams up with game development company NOLGONG for this reinterpretation of the famous German legend. First presented in Seoul in 2014, the popular project takes Goethe’s masterpiece “Faust” and fully updates it for the digital age. The audience members themselves play the role of Doctor Faust, using their smartphone to log into the game to begin their contract with MEPHISTO&co. Around the venue are various installations with values and ideals that the participant can “buy”. The fun and interactive game asks the same serious questions as the original play: What do I value in life? What are my personal values based on? Which price am I willing to pay for success?


Photos: (c) NOLGONG


Artist Profile

Peter Lee

Peter Lee

Creative Director of NOLGONG

Game developer and educational specialist. He makes large-scale games that aim to enhance teamwork and the imagination. His previous games include Quest to Learn, which integrates technology into the classroom, and Serious Games, which helps time-management. He is a member of the New York-based Institute of Play. Lee established the non-profit NOLGONG Classics to adapt works of literature into social media interactive games. Besides “Faust”, other works that it has adapted into games include George Orwell’s “1984”, Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina”, and Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”.

Cast & Creative Team

Concept:Peter Lee
Dramaturge:Benjamin von Blomberg
Guide:Ryuta Furuya (Sample, Seinendan)
Technical Manager:Eiji Torakawa
Lighting Co-ordination:Makiko Sasaki (Factor Co., Ltd.)
Sound Co-ordination:Akira Aikawa (Sound Weeds Inc.)
Production Co-ordination:Orie Kiyuna, Chika Onozuka
In co-operation withGOSAYDO Co., Ltd.
Produced & planned byGoethe-Institut Korea, NOLGONG
Co-presented byGoethe-Institut Tokyo
Presented byFestival/Tokyo
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