November 30 – December 5, 2010

Premiere US Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin Iceland
Description You wake up one morning to discover that you've turned into a giant bug. It's the stuff of nightmares, unless you're Kafka's oddly placid Gregor Samsa-more concerned about being late to work than anything else. Leaping, scrambling, and skittering through this topsy-turvy stage adaptation of Metamorphosis, fearless actor (and director/adaptor with the Lyric Hammersmith's David Farr) Gísli Örn Gardarsson of Iceland's Vesturport Theatre telegraphs his mounting despair in a tour de force performance, supported by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis' delicately inflected score. The excellent cast, each member embodying the alienation and dysfunction of Kafka's unsparing tale, enhances the precariousness of the predicament as it morphs into outright cruelty.
Identifier 2010f.00973
Season Fall 2010
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
musical directorNick Cave