Presented by Yililiza

Kafka’s Ape

Kafka's Ape Summer Nights Fringe World 2020

17 Jan – 25 Jan


    The Blue Room Theatre
  • TIME

    6.30pm 17 & 19 Jan
    7.30pm 18 & 21 – 25 Jan

    50 MINS


    $28 +tf

    $23 +tf
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Adaption of Franz Kafka, award-winning solo theatre

South Africa
Australian Premiere

The multiple award winning Kafka’s Ape is a solo performance about a primate’s struggle to overcome the confines of captivity. Red Peter, the ape, embarks on a journey ignited by finding a way out of a cage he was confined to after his capture. Based on Franz Kafka’s short story A Report to an Academy the play takes a metaphorical view on society and highlights the complexities of identity in post-apartheid South Africa. Through the journey of Red Peter combined with Miyambo’s masterful physical performance, we question the understanding of otherness in this Australian premiere.

Silver Ovation Award, South African National Arts Festival, 2015
Best Public Performance, HSS Awards, 2018
“Someone has stuck their fist in our gut and is turning and is turning it” – The Critter, 2019

Image: Mark Shiganana
  • Actor/Producer

    Tony Bonani Miyambo