The Apparatus

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From one of Perth's leading devisor-performers, Humphrey Bower, and the creative team behind last year's award-winning 'Hiro', comes the world premiere of THE APPARATUS; a surreal black comedy adapted from the works of Frank Kafka, at The Blue Room Theatre 13-31 August.

This visceral new production created from three stories by the master of the macabre Frank Kafka, explores the twists and turns of legal and bureaucratic absurdity, safety and security, anxiety and paranoia, and absurd and cruel forms of punishment and oppression; all linked by the concept of the apparatus.

'Before the Law' is a hunting parable about a man waiting outside a door; 'The Burrow' is a black comedy about a creature obsessed with holes and tunnels; and 'In the Penal Colony' is a perverse demonstration by an insane officer of a torture device on an island prison.

Although Kafka's stories were written a hundred years ago, they have never been more timely than they are today. Originally, they were variously interpreted as neurotic nightmares, surrealist fantasies, existential allegories, theological parables or critiques of administrative bureaucracy, but today; they now seem more like prophetic visions of our current obsession with national security.

Creative Team:
Based on three stories by Franz Kafka
Devised and performed by Humphrey Bower
Movement and Visual Dramaturgy: Sam Chester
Lighting and sound: Joe Lui
Assistant Director/Operator: Tim Green
Produced by Libby Klysz.
Suitable: 15+ years
Tickets: $20-$30. Group 6+ $25.

When & Where

Date/s: Tuesday 13th August 2019  -  Saturday 31st August 2019

Times: 13-17 August @7pm-8pm. 20-31 August @8:30pm-9:30pm.

Venue || Location

 Blue Room Theatre view
 53 James Street Northbridge WA 6003 Map
Blue Room Theatre53 James Street, Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003
✆ Event: 9227 7005 | Venue: 08 9227 7005

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