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“I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.”
Gregor Samsa is a young man with a bright future. He has served as a soldier, he works hard and is unfalteringly polite. He plans to support his sister’s violin education and keeps his mother and father in the comfort they have become accustomed to in their retirement. Until one day, Gregor oversleeps his morning alarm and discovers he has become a gigantic insect. Feelings of revulsion turn to resentment with horrifying results.
In Kafka’s bizarrely comic tale of alienation masterfully adapted by Steven Berkoff, the barely concealed unconscious bursts onto the stage and plunges us into a bitter world of pain and absurdity. In a viscous merger of dream and reality, this stark allegory remains a very real signature of our present moment (and is very frightening to realise).
Theatre director Adam Broinowski brings his trademark stylization to this live dissection of outsiders and ’the pack'. Expect a darkly funny and deeply disturbing modern masterpiece.
Cast: Christopher Samuel Carroll, Stefanie Lekkas, Ruth Pieloor, Dylan Van Den Berg
Director Adam Broinowski
Designer Imogen Keen
The licence to present Steven Berkoff’s adaption is granted by Rosica Colin Limited, London.
FRIDAY 16TH AUGUST, 7:30PM (PREVIEW)
SATURDAY 17TH AUGUST, 7:30PM (OPENING)
TUESDAY 20TH - WEDNESDAY 21ST AUGUST, 6:30PM
THURSDAY 22ND - SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST, 7:30PM
SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST, 4PM
TUESDAY 27TH - WEDNESDAY 28TH AUGUST, 6:30PM
THURSDAY 29TH - SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST, 7:30PM
GROUP 6+ $39
30 UNDER 30 $30 (CONDITIONS APPLY)
TWILIGHT SPECIAL $37 (TUES + WED 6:30PM PERFORMANCES)
Canberra Street Theatre
15 Childers Street, City West