GAC Presents: Kafka and Son

One-act play | Adapted by Mark Cassidy and Alon Nashman | Performed by Alon Nashman | Directed by Mark Cassidy

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Kafka and Son is pure, unadulterated, surreal goodness.” VueWeekly, Canada ★★★★★

Thursday, February 19 | Reception 7pm, Show 7:30pm, Q&A 8:30 | Ages 14+ | Tickets $20 online, at North Road Sports or at the door | Cash bar | The Haven Phoenix Auditorium | 240 Davis Road | More info: or 250.247.7409

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, in this case a 50 page letter to his father in which he reveals deep connections between his life and his fiction. As he confesses in the letter “All my writing was about you.”  Adapted from this monumental (and undelivered) 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.

Stay afterwards for a discussion with Alon Nashman about any issues and ideas raised by the performance. There will be a cash bar, snacks and intriguing conversation.

Winner Outstanding Performance Award, 2013, Prague Fringe
Winner Brickenden Award for Outstanding Production, 2011, London, Canada
Jury Award Winner, Thespis Festival 2014
Best in Fest Awards, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Ottawa Fringe Festivals
Nominated for Toronto’s Dora and Montreal’s MECCA Awards
“Nashman’s performance is spell-binding….The production is flawless.” Broadway Baby ★★★★★
“Stylistically sublime… theatrically outstanding.” FreshAir, UK ★★★★★
“A double performance of extreme and precise virtuosity.”  Edmonton Journal ★★★★★
“Packed with edgy energy and booming heart.” Edinburgh Guide★★★★★ 

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