New York City
Trap Door Theatre presents Amerikafka, by Ken Prestininzi, directed by Kate Hendrickson.
One night in 1912 Franz Kafka went to the theatre and saw a traveling Yiddish Theatre troupe. Their approach to performance and narrative intoxicated him with its unabashed belief in possibilities, possibilities made up of pleasures, passion and pain. The encounter led Kafka to produce an evening of Yiddish Theatre performed by Kafka’s new friend and soulmate Itzhak Löwy. The surrealist comedy AmeriKafka repeats and rehearses this emotional tumble in Kafka’s pysche as he tries to unify all the unfinished business of his life at the moment of his Death.
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