Kafka's Ape in Beijing
Written by Franz Kafka adapted by Guy Sprung
From September 3rd 2019 to September 6th 2019
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
Read what Beijing audiences had to say about Kafka's Ape!
Howard is a Montréal based actor working extensively with Guy Sprung and Infinithéâtre over the past decade. Audiences may be familiar with his work as Redpeter in Kafka’s Ape, (still touring, most recently to Off-Broadway and next to Asia in 2019) as well as in Honesty Rents by the Hour, Mr. Goldberg goes to Tel Aviv, Progress!, Unseamly, The Leisure Society, Father Land, Rabbit, Rabbit, Moonlight & Magnolias (for Lac Brome),Triplex Nervosa (for Centaur), Cornered (for Rabbit in a Hat), Elizabeth Rex (for Tableau d’Hôte), and A View from the Bridge (for Segal) amongst others.