This week's late night show at the Corpus Playroom, Uneasy Dreams, is an adaptation of the short stories and sketches of Franz Kafka by Fred Maynard and Wolfson English undergraduate Stephen Bermingham. The show runs each night from 14-18 February at 9.30pm, and is preceded at 7.00pm by Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge, directed by another Wolfson English undergraduate, Helen Middleton.
A man stands before the Law. He may only gain entry when...when what?
A hunger artist. A silent artist. A lecture to the academy on apes by the most qualified speaker imaginable. A son who will do anything, anything to earn his Father's love. A man doing anything to earn a place in, and out, and in, and out of a woman's bed. But above all, the man who stands before the Law - a door that can only be opened by a gatekeeper. He may only pass when...when...?
Welcome to the dreamlike world of Franz Kafka.
Uneasy Dreams is an adaptation of the short stories and sketches of the iconic author of The Trial and The Metamorphosis; his fables turned into a fairy-tale carnival of outcasts and grotesques. Black humour and music mix to create an evening of horror, menace, and joyful weirdness.
Prepare to awake from uneasy dreams and find yourself transformed.
Corpus Playroom, 14-18 February, 9.30pm.
Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge, directed by Helen Middleton, Corpus Playroom, 14-18 February, 7.00pm.
1950s New York. A longshoreman is screaming in the street, demanding respect before he loses everything.
Eddie Carbone lives with his wife and niece in a world where he feels comfortable, in control; but it all changes when his wife's cousins, two Italian immigrants, come into his life and home and shake the very foundations of the family. Secrets surface, prejudices come out and the battle to be the alpha male begins.
A tale of twisted knives, paper dolls and what it means to be a man.