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The Metamorphosis (Proměna)

Franz Kafka
Švandovo Theatre Ensemble

The inverted theatre! An unusual interpretation of a novella by Franz Kafka!

Show Length: 1 hr 40 min without intermission
Director: Dodo Gombár
Cast: Marek Pospíchal, Kristýna Frejová, Petr Vaněk, Martina Krátká, Patrik Děrgel, Tomáš Pavelka, Andrea Buršová / Erika Stárková, David Punčochář
Premiere Date: 31. 5. 2014

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. That´s the beginning of Franz Kafka´s most famous short story, The Metamorphosis. Imagine you have a bad dream. Everoyne is having them. But you´re the only one who cannot awake...That´s the initial situation of our adaptation which is trying to find something rare in Kafka – his sense of humour. Dodo Gombar´s production is transforming not only the poor Gregor, but whole theatre – spectators are seated at the stage and actors are playing in auditorium. Come and enjoy unexpected view of Franz Kafka!

"I say, such a quiet life the family leads. I have provided such a nice life for them. Such a nice apartment. But what now, if all peace, all prosperity, all contentment should be brought to a frightful end?"

(QUOTE FROM THE PLAY)

Seats capacity is limited because we have very unconventionally swapped auditorium and stage.

CHARACTERS AND CAST
GREGOR SAMSA: Marek Pospíchal
FATHER: Petr Vaněk
MOTHER: Kristýna Frejová
SISTER: Martina Krátká
MAID and HELP: Andrea Buršová / Erika Stárková
CHIEF CLERK: David Punčochář
LODGER 1: Tomáš Pavelka 
LODGER 2: Patrik Děrgel   

PRODUCTION TEAM
ADAPTATION: Dodo Gombár and Lucie Kolouchová
DRAMATURGY: Lucie Kolouchová
MUSIC SELECTION: Jiří N. Jelínek
STAGE DESIGN: Petr Masopust and Dodo Gombár
COSTUMES: Lenka Odvárková
PRODUCTION: Ilona Hájková
STAGE MANAGER: Blanka Popková
ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR: Blanka Popková

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