Past Productions

Kafka's Ape in Beijing

2019-09-03 - 2019-09-06

Written by Franz Kafka adapted by Guy Sprung
Directed by Guy Sprung
Starring: Howard Rosenstein as Redpeter

Guy Sprung, Director and Adapter
Kate Hagemayer, Stage Manager
Vladimir Alexandru Cara, Creature make-up
Ariane G de Miomandre, Original set design
Eric Mongerson, Original Lighting Design
Nikita U, Original Sound and Video Design
Anana Rydvald and Zach Fraser, Movement coaches

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.

“Spung's adaptation is smoothly done, reinventing the story for today using the
elements of contemporary culture. Howard Rosenstein knocks it out of the park in the
title role. Bravo! At just over one hour's duration, Kafka's Ape is fascinating,
provocative and funny. Don't miss it."

Pat Donnelly, Montreal Gazette