As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect. Gregor works hard in a job which he dislikes in a society which he does not understand, but which allows him to provide for his family. Following his shocking metamorphosis into a giant insect he begins to learn what makes him human. But is it too late? As his mind adapts to his new life Gregor struggles to hold on to his humanity. Kafka’s Prague in 1915 was full of confusing bureaucracy, indecipherable regulations and a host of reasons why Gregor should grow to consider himself utterly worthless. Today, our government and social structures have never been more complex, confusing, and… well, Kafkaesque. The world bustles along with little time or energy to notice those around us and social media bombards us with images of perfect people with perfect lives. Franz Kafka’s story of a misfit trying to adapt to his busy world is as relevant now as it ever was. This new adaptation of a classic tale of alienation explores the ways modern life conspires to isolate us, and the parts of being human which bring us closer together.
Age Restriction 10+ - subject matter includes mental health, isolation.