- Adapted by: Mark Cassidy and Alon Nashman from Franz Kafka’s “Brief an den Vater.”
- Directed by: Mark Cassidy
- Performed by: Alon Nashman
- Music by: Osvaldo Golijov, performed by the St. Lawrence String Quartet
- Set by: Marysia Bucholc and Camellia Koo
- Costume by: Barbara Singer
- Lighting by: Andrea Lundy
- Produced by: Theaturtle and Threshold Theatre, in association with Richard Jordan and The Pleasance.
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 a 50 page letter to his father in which he reveals deep connections between his life and his fiction. Adapted from this monumental 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.
Press & Reviews.
TheaterScene, New York
“Nashman’s tour de force performance…”
British Theatre Guide
“...a staggeringly well wrought production.”
“...immensely compelling theater...searing.”
“...performance is spell-binding...production is flawless.”
“As Kafka, Nashman is superb...”
“Packed with edgy energy and a booming heart.”
Kieler Nachrichten, Germany
“Haunting solo...a triumph.”
Prague Fringe Review
“Tremendous solo...Highly recommended.”
Johannesburg Review, South Africa
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