World premiere by Walt Jones and the cast and creative team.
One of the most acclaimed and influential twentieth-century writers, Franz Kafka is renowned for prophetic and profoundly complex stories. His works are characterized by a grotesque vision of the world in which an individual undergoes a transformation in ways that society often finds reprehensible.
The Kafka Projekt is a collectively-created sampling of six of Kafka's bizarre world of works, along with entries from his diaries and letters.
"Kafka's work is mysterious, hard to crack, challenging and compelling, and full of contradictions," notes project writer and director Walt Jones. "His writing, while not 'theatre,' per se, is very theatrical."
The centerpiece of this haunting evening -- The Metamorphosis -- follows the six-legged nightmare of traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, who awakens one morning to discover he has been transformed into a giant bug. In a dramatic flurry, Gregor scrambles over walls, furniture and down banisters (without the aid of wires or harnesses in this theatrical production), conveying the wrenching sense of a terrified creature being drained of life as our actor seems to defy gravity on the out-of-kilter set.
Friday, December 2, 2011 7:30 PM MT
University Theatre, UCA
UCA Ticket Office at (970) 491-ARTS
CSU Students: $8
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