KAFKA’S APE AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL
written by Franz Kafka Adapted, Translated & Directed by Guy Sprung
From August 6th 2015 to August 31st 2015
Director: Guy Sprung
Starring Howard Rosenstein with Alexandra Montagnese
We are very proud to announce that Kafka's Ape has been invited by the Assembly Festival Ltd. to perform in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2015 - the biggest arts festival in the world!
The Assembly Festival Ltd. is the longest running and most prestigious of the multi-venue operators and promoters on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Their programme is fully curated and includes theatre, dance, music, comedy and cabaret. Infinithéâtre is honoured to have been invited by Assembly to participate in such an important, international event.
Captured on the Gold Coast and imprisoned in a cage, Redpeter's only escape route is to become a walking, talking, spitting, hard-drinking member of the Peace Industry, the entrepreneurial world of mercenary soldiers that is one of the biggest growth industries of the 21st century. In detailing the journey of his enforced evolution from Apedom to Humandom, Mr. Redpeter is a living embodiment of the irony that perhaps now he is more animal than he ever was as an Ape. Based on Kafka’s short story A Report to an Academy, Kafka's Ape is a theatrical tour-de-force. Born in 1883, Kafka is one of the most influential authors of the 20th Century.
-Pat Donnelly, The Gazette
"Rosenstein's physicality enhances his verbal uniqueness. His performance is outstanding. An amazing event of theatre, not to be missed."
-Byron Toben, Roverarts
"Howard Rosenstein has taken on some interesting and controversial roles in his various collaborations with writer/director Guy Sprung and the Infinitheatre theatre company. His current performance, however, might take the cake"
- Walter J. Lyng, The Suburban
"The first thing we notice about Kafka's Ape... is the eerie quality of the makeup and costumes ... The second remarkable thing... is Howard Rosenstein's uncanny mastery of the role of Mr. Redpeter"
-Pat Donnelly, Montreal Gazette