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- by Steven Berkoff
- directed by Kelvin Wong
- Gregor Samsa, an overworked salesperson, wakes up from disturbing dreams to find that he has transformed into an insect-like creature. His new condition disorients the Samsa family household who depend on him for their bread and butter. Gregor can’t communicate, can’t get enough to eat, and he certainly can’t head into work. His desperation grows, as does his family’s, as the world they thought they knew is turned upside-down.
Adapted from Kafka’s novella, this surreal and disturbing account of a dysfunctional family is directed by Kelvin Wong, MFA Directing, Class of 2015.
How do we cope with extreme instances of nonconformity?
- The cast features
Trevor Bates (Gregor), Regan Deal (Mrs. Samsa), Erinn Fredin (Gregor #3/Ensemble), James Bernard Gilbert II (Chief Clerk/Lodger #3), Maya Malan-Gonzales (Lodger #2/Ensemble), Kayla Raelle Holder (Greta), Sam Krey (Gregor #2/Ensemble), Hugh Smith (Mr. Samsa), and Harrison Weger (Lodger #1/Ensemble). The production team includes scenic design by Greg Pinsoneault
, costume design by Lara Hall
, lighting design by Vada Briceno
, sound design by Matt Reich
, dramaturgy by Krissy Begeske and Maggie Mohr
, and stage management by Mario E. Wolfe
Accessibility Services and Interpreted Performances:
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Performances Interpreted in American Sign Language & Assisted Listening Devices:
The performance of Metamorphosis on 2/15 at 2 PM will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Call TTY (773) 325-7975. In addition, assisted listening devices are available to patrons upon request.
Audio Description Services:
The performance of Metamorphosis on 2/15 at 2 PM will include a live audio-description of the visual and physical events on-stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. We also invite you to join us that day for a pre-performance program with a touch tour, which begin at 12:30 PM in the school's main lobby. The touch tour program will include information about the characters and design choices that add to the world of the play. Patrons who are participating in the audio-described event may also request the playbill in Braille, large print, and audio formats. Please indicate interest in the Touch Tour when you order your tickets. Call our Box Office at (773) 325-7900.