Japan’s Robot Theatre Project presents a creative reimagining of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, in which the leading man morphs into an android rather than a bug. Set amidst a new backdrop of civil unrest and military conflict, this thoroughly modern play interweaves existentialism and morality with the currently-relevant themes of refugees and xenophobia.
Oriza Hirata’s adaptation of the absurdist classic stars Repliee S1, an android designed by famed roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro, and Irne Jacob, who was named Best Actress at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival for her performance in “The Double Life of Vronique”.
Presented in French with English subtitles.
Date: 13 & 14 August, 2015 Time: 8.30 p.m. Venue: Dewan Budaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia Admission: RM100 for Adults. RM40 for Students. RM50 for Senior Citizens, Children and the Disabled.
For more information, visit the official webpage or contact the George Town Festival Secretariat at 04 261 6308.