Samsa-masjien

Samsa-masjien, conceptualised by Jaco Bouwer and Willem Anker and written by Anker, is a piece that aims to engage in a dialogue with Franz Kafka’s Die Verwandlung (Metamorphosis). Like Gregor in the Kafka story, in Samsa-masjien Gregor senior (a retired teacher) undergoes a systematic becoming-insect, which psychologists, psychiatrists and doctors ascribe to the auditory and tactile hallucinations common to dementia patients.

Gregor sees insects everywhere, feels them walking on him and eventually feels himself becoming something both less and more than human.

Designed and directed by Jaco Bouwer
Music composed by Pierre-Henry Wicomb
Lighting design by Johan Britz
Cast: Gerben Kamper, Antoinette Kellermann , Ilana Cilliers and Ludwig Binge

Not suitable for children under 16

Samsa-masjien Promo 2 from Jaco Bouwer on Vimeo.

15 Jan - 31 Jan

Starts: 8:00 pm

Drama / Flipside

Samsa-masjien, conceptualised by Jaco Bouwer and Willem Anker and written by Anker, is a piece that aims to engage in a dialogue with Franz Kafka’s Die Verwandlung (Metamorphosis).