But all is not as it seems. The harried archdemon Mephistopheles mistakenly brings in a medieval cutpurse named Mack the Club, thinking him the learned Dr. Faust. The demon Azzie, rather disgruntled at not handling things for the forces of Dark, takes events into his own claws. And the pious angel Michael...well, let's just say some of his tactics are questionable.
Throw in Charon, ferryman of the dead who lives on a houseboat; a feminist Helen of Troy; heroes, dwarves, nagging Greek Furies, and a whole host of baffled creatures--living, dead, and otherwise--all of whom fight for their rights (and wrongs) in a great titanic struggle against the forces of Good and Evil.
If at Faust You Don't Succeed is a diabolical comedy about life, death, heaven, hell...and eternal bureaucracy.