This theatrical adaptation by Colin Teevan is based on a short-story that Franz Kafka published in 1917 called A Report to the Academy. In it, an African ape named Red Peter recounts before a scientific conference his capture by a hunting party and subsequent voyage by boat to Europe. Caged along the way, he was denied the opportunity to do what he normally did in the jungle so he began to watch and imitate what the crew was doing. With surprising ease he was able to progress along the primate >>> human continuum until he reached an advanced state of development.
Kafka’s Monkey received its world premiere in London in 2009. May 8-12 it receives its Canadian premiere in a production Golden Apple Theatre is presenting at the Artesian. The show stars Jodi Sadowsky and and is directed by Ryland Alexander. It goes at 8 p.m. every night and tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for students. Find out more here.