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School Brief: Faust in marionette

Alex Wiley, a freshman at Emerson Waldorf’s high school, pulls a few strings at a recent performance of Faust at Market Street Books. Photo by Kirk Ross.The Emerson Waldorf School String-Pullers will present a marionette show, Doctor Faust, on Saturday at 1:15 and 3:15 p.m. in front of the post office on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill.

The high school marionette troupe has been building marionettes, costumes and sets, learning lines and staging a performance to prepare for the show. Faust is a well-known character from German legend that makes a pact with the devil, and has come to represent a person whose pride is his undoing.

The puppet show is geared toward adults, but is suitable for children as well. Donations will be accepted to support the Emerson Waldorf School music program.

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