Franz Kafka - Apparatus
You are cordially invited to a most unusual, mechanically achieved execution - death by means of a complex machine designed and constructed in a nightmare. A play based on Kafka's prophetically terrifying yet darkly humorous, In the Penal Colony - a dramatic labyrinth of cruelty, obsession and madness. The Traveller is only on the island for a few days, he's no fan of the brutal penal colony there, but he hopes to leave with plenty to write about. Today he is scheduled to watch a man die, but nothing has prepared him for an hour in the company of The Officer - a powerful woman who is keeper and guardian of the hellish apparatus.
Archive :: production:T274762346, play:S1325774509, venue:V256