Kafka and Son
Kafka and Son is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
WINNER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AWARD, 2013 Prague Fringe
JURY PRIZE, 2014 THESPIS FESTIVAL
Broadway Baby ★★★★★
“Nashman’s performance is spell-binding….The whole production is flawless.”
“Stylistically sublime, ‘Kafka and Son’ is theatrically outstanding.”
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 features actor Alon Nashman, and is directed by Threshold Theatre’s Mark Cassidy. The show has traveled with acclaim across Canada, Europe, the U.S. and South Africa.