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Kafka and Son




JURY PRIZE--Thespis Festival


Kafka and Son was most recently presented at the Golden Lion International Theatre Festival in Lviv, Ukraine 


Before this the show returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!


FreshAir ★★★★★

“Stylistically sublime, ‘Kafka and Son’ is theatrically outstanding.”


Broadway Baby ★★★★★

“Nashman’s performance is spell-binding."



At the age of 36 Franz Kafka was still living at home, a petty bureaucrat, a failed artist, a timid Jewish son. Ruling and ruining his life was his overbearing father, Hermann. What to do? Kafka wrote, in this case a 50 page letter to his father in which he reveals deep connections between his life and his fiction. As he confesses in the letter “All my writing was about you.”


Adapted from this monumental (and undelivered) letter, Kafka and Son is a blistering, often hilarious, dissection of domestic authority, and a revelatory visit with one of the architects of the modern psyche.


Kafka and Son is directed by Threshold Theatre’s Mark Cassidy and features actor Alon Nashman. The show has traveled with acclaim across Canada, Europe, the U.S. and South Africa.

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