The award-winning play Kafka’s Ape will be performed on June 7-8 at The Junction.
The play is adapted and directed by Phala O. Phala and presents the winner of Best Public Performance at the 2018 South African HSS Award Tony Bonani Miyambo as Red Peter the Ape. The performance is an adaptation of Kafka’s “A Report To An Academy”, about a primate’s struggle to overcome the confines of captivity.
The play takes a metaphorical view on South African society. It highlights the complexities of identity in post-apartheid South Africa and in the human race in general. Through the journey of Red Peter the play provides a narrative that helps to question the understanding of otherness.