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7 JuneAED 80
Another really interesting show at the Junction, which is really delivering as a credible indie theatre venue: Kafka’s Ape was adapted by Guy Sprung from Franz Kafka’s 1917 short story A Report for an Academy and provides a coruscating satire on civilisation and what it means to be human in a world of routinised inhumanity. It’s a solo performance for Tony B Miyambo as Red Peter, an ape whose only possible escape from his cage is to become a walking, talking, spitting, hard-drinking member of the human race; and along the way it provides a bitter commentary on post-apartheid South Africa – though this tale of freedom, power and alienation could easily apply to a dozen other situations that need a metaphor about identity based on outward appearance.
Kafka’s Ape is directed by Phala O Phala. It’s stopping off at the Junction in the middle of an extensive tour (South Africa to the States via Prague and Rwanda). There are performances on 7 and 8 June at 4pm and 7.30.