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Kafka’s Ape

Jun 10 @ 9:00 pm - Jun 22 @ 10:00 pm

Adapted & Directed by: Phala O. Phala | Original Design by: Liesel N. Retief | Performed by Tony Bonani Miyambo

Duration: 60mins

Kafka’s Ape is a solo performance adaptation of Franz Kafka’s ‘A Report To An Academy’ about a primate’s struggle to overcome the confines of captivity. The play engages in an allegorical observation of the South African society through the eyes of other; the ape Red Peter. In 2015 it won a Silver Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival. In 2018 it will tour North America by invitation and return to Africa to perform in Mozambique.

Kafka’s Ape presents a  conflicting point of view in which traditional boundaries, categories, and norms are questioned; in which beauty, harmony, and symmetry are usurped by cruelty, dissonance, and abnormality. It opens up the reality that there exists something outside of and in addition to our “normal,” “typical,” “wholesome” world, and that is “other”.

10-15 June & 21-22 June: 9PM –  R100/R120


Jun 10 @ 9:00 pm
Jun 22 @ 10:00 pm
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Alexanders Upstairs Theatre
76 Strand Street (Corner Loop), Cape Town CBD, 8001
Cape Town, Cape 8001 South Africa
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