Sunday, March 19, 2017

Faustus, Reimagined

A new post-post-post-post-modern take on an old classic brought to you by: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, in cooperation with a number of ghost writers.



Faustus Reimagined: Act 1 – Scene III
Donny Trump
So Mephastophilis, has your Boss accepted my offer? Will he help me get an 8-year lease on the White House?
Mephastophilis
My Boss instructs me to tell you that he can get your foot in the door. Once there, you will have to start negotiating the specific lease terms.
Donny Trump
And for this he’d want my soul in return? Sounds unfair.  
Mephastophilis
Oh no, Donny, come on. We all know you have no soul to barter with. What my boss wants is really much simpler than that. He just wants you to praise him, as often as you can, and, then, just be yourself. Your arrogant, narcissistic and cretinous self.
Donny Trump
That’s all
Mephastophilis
That’s all.
Donny Trump
Well, then, done. Tell your boss we have a deal. My dear Mephastophilis I feel this is going to be the beginning of a long and beautiful friendship.
Mephastophilis
Yeah, yeah. Beautiful indeed. And, by the way, when we’re talking face-to-face, you don’t have to call me by my code name. Just call me Sergei, and kiss my fucking yak.
© Ammar Abdulhamid , 2017


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