‘Kafka’ to visit three Turkish provinces
‘Kafka and Son’ will visit Istanbul, Ankara and Bursa in November.Adapted from Czech playwright Franz Kafka’s “Letter to His Father,” the play “Kafka and Son” is set to be performed in Turkey for the first time.
“Kafka and Son” is produced by Theaturtle and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd., in association with Assembly Rooms. The tour in Turkey was organized by Hakan Silahsızoğlu and Feyzan Yılmaz.
At the age of 36, Franz Kafka was still living at home as a petty bureaucrat, a failed artist and a timid Jewish son. Ruling and ruining his life was his overbearing father, Hermann. In response to this situation Kafka wrote, in this case a 50 page letter to his father, in which he reveals deep connections between his life and his fiction. As he confesses in the letter, “All my writing was about you.”
Directed by Mark Cassidy and performed by Alon Nashman, the play will visit Istanbul, Ankara and Bursa in the Turkish leg of its tour. On Nov. 22 and 23, it will be on stage at İkincikat, Karaköy. It will also be on stage as part of the Ankara Theater Festival on Nov. 25.
The play will be performed in English with Turkish subtitles.