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Goethe-Institut Korea + NOLGONG "Being Faust – Enter Mephisto"

  • Theater / Dance

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?

*This performance requires a smartphone or tablet. Please bring your own device (rental devices also available).
Smartphone, tablet
Android 4.0 and on, iOS 6.0 and on (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)
*The performance game requires the Enter Mephisto app. We recommend audiences download the app in advance . To download, please visit the official website.
*Personal computers cannot be used.
*Devices can also be rented on the day (3,000 yen deposit per device).

Duration:90 min. (TBC)
Language:Japanese, German, and English


Thursday, November 19, 17:00
Friday, November 20, 17:00
Saturday, November 21, 12:00/16:00
Sunday, November 22, 12:00/16:00
*Log-in from 1 hour before.

Cast & Creative Team

Concept:Peter Lee
Dramaturge:Benjamin von Blomberg
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
Produced & planned by Goethe-Institut Korea, NOLGONG
Co-presented by Goethe-Institut Tokyo


Advance: 2,000 yen/ Day: 2,500 yen
Unreserved seating

F/T Ticket Center


Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory
4-9-1 Nishi-Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0001 Japan


Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Theatre East)


Organized by
Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee, Toshima City, Toshima Future Culture Foundation, NPO Arts Network Japan (NPO-ANJ), Arts Council Tokyo & Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)