Kafka and Son EUROPEAN TOUR 2013
THE HAGUE, The English Theatre STET, MAY 14 TO 16
BUDAPEST, Atrium Theatre, MAY 18
PRAGUE FRINGE, Divadlo Na Pradle, MAY 24 TO JUNE 1
JFEST, LEEDS, Carriageworks, JUNE 3 AND 5
JFEST, RADLETT, The Radlett Centre, JUNE 6
JFEST, LONDON, ILFORD, Kenneth More Theatre, JUNE 10
“Brilliant…makes your heart pound and your skin crawl. The sheer finesse of the performance demands your applause.”
“Packed with edgy energy and booming heart, this is what the Fringe is all about.”
“The piece is staggeringly insightful…simply breathtaking.”
At the age of 36 Franz Kafka was still living at home, a petty bureaucrat, a failed artist, a timid Jewish son. Ruling and ruining his life was his overbearing father, Hermann. What to do? Kafka wrote, in this case a 50 page letter to his father in which he reveals deep connections between his life and his fiction. As he confesses in the letter “All my writing was about you.”
Adapted from this monumental (and undelivered) letter, Kafka and Son is a blistering, often hilarious, dissection of domestic authority, and a revelatory visit with one of the architects of the modern psyche.
The show has traveled with acclaim across Canada and to the National Theatre of Iceland, where it ran parallel to the Theatre Vesturport (Iceland) and Lyric Hammersmith (UK) co-production of Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Kafka and Son completed a two successful runs in Edinburgh, at the Bedlam Theatre in 2010, and produced by Richard Jordan at Assembly in 2011 .