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Praise for "Kafka's Metamorphosis: The Musical: at the 2018 Montréal Fringe Festival:
"The quartet that makes up the show delivers in talent, sincerity and pizzazz."
"The performers squash it with their singing and creativity."
"Genuinely moving...run, fly or scuttle for a ticket."
"This unconventional interpretation of the Metamorphosis will strike viewers with its quirky nature and jarring humor, whilst masterfully contrasting the campy absurdism of musicals with the dark absurdism of Kafka’s work."
"If there is one show to see
this year, this is it!"
LE NOUVEAU GOLIARD
Gregor Samsa awoke one morning to find that he'd caught the musical theatre bug!
Kafka's mystifying and mesmerizing novella comes to hilarious and haunting musical life onstage.
Gregor's rude awakening and metamorphosis parallels the journey of our dauntless narrator, Franz Kafka, incorporating some of his other works, including his infamous "Letter to His Father." Telling this frustratingly fascinating story with puppets, shadowplay, black light, and a dizzying array of low-tech theatrical conventions, "Kafka's Metamorphosis" is the surreal and satisfying musical adaptation you never knew you always wanted!
Join us for a many - legged musical!
shows & tickets.
June 29, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Arts at the Palace, Hamilton, NY
Info & tickets: artsatthepalace.org
June 30, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
Sidney Albert Albany JCC
Info & tickets: albanyjcc.org/concerts-shows
July 6, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Info & tickets here
July 11, 13 and 14, 2019
Capital Fringe Festival, Washington, DC
Info & tickets here
July 15, 18 & 19
New York Musical Festival - Developmental Reading Series
July 26 - August 2, 2019
Auburn Public Theater
Info & tickets: auburnpublictheater.org
World Premiere in Summer 2018 at the
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The Shylock Project (producer) is a theatre company based in Syracuse, NY. Since our founding in 2015, we have performed around New York State as well as internationally. Our production of "Orson Welles/Shylock" was nominated for Best English Language Production at the 2017 Montréal Fringe Festival; rated "5 N's/Critics Pick" by Now Magazine at the 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival; and was one of only two productions invited to perform in Italy at a festival commemorating the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Venetian Jewish Ghetto.
CAST & CREW
Gregor/Franz Kafka Jack Rento
Grete Morgan Smith
Mother Meghan Lees
Father Matt Chiorini
Production Designer Brittany Schafer
Music, Lyrics & Book Matt Chiorini
Director Matt Chiorini
Add'l Music & Lyrics Travis Newton
Music Supervision/Violin Travis Newton
Keyboard Greg Giovanini