Kafka’s Ape

Performed by


  • Tony Bonani
  • South Africa

The final year tour of the acclaimed and award winning production adapted from Franz Kafka’s short story “A Report to an Academy” to speak to a contemporary South African context about the dangers of internalised stereotypes and judgements of others.

Red Peter speaks from the heart and shares the depth of his human transformation story. He narrates a story about an ape who is trapped by ties to his primate origins and his past ‘identity’, In seeking self-preservation, he has decided to abandon his ‘identity’ to learn and assume that of human beings. His decision marks a critical event in his life and the liberation of the separate individual identity from an inherited collective identity.