metamorphosis

"...a feast of exquisite visual delicacies..."
Kevin Kwong, SCMP, 25 May 1997

"A unique performance style in the Hong Kong theatre scene - striking a poetic balance between reality and abstraction."
Ho Chi-ming, Ming Pao Daily, 26 May 1997

"What theatre du pif masters is not only a world of absurdity, but also the conflicts in humanity, shown through the physical movement of the casts, as individuals and as an ensemble."
Fa Lam, Ta Kung Pao, 31 May 1997
 

1-2 April 2000 Cultural Activitis Hall, Tuen Mun Town Hall
24-26 March 2000 Cultural Activitis Hall, Sha Tin Town Hall
December 1995 Cultural Activitis Hall, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
  presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
22-26 May 1997 Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
  presented by Urban Council

Theatre du Pif's adaptation of Kafka's famous novel, Metamorphosis in 1997 was enthusiastically received by audiences in Hong Kong and highly acclaimed by critics and was selected as one of the Ten Most Popular Productions in 1998, Theatre du Pif further explored and developed the work to bring it on stage again and restaged it again in Hong Kong in 2000.

Metamorphosis tells the story of a young salesman Gregar Samsa who toils away day by day so as to provide for his family until one morning he finds himself transformed into a giant insect.

Slowly we see how his Metamorphosis affects those around him; his family, his boss, a new lodger in his home and how their initial reaction of horror and revulsion gives way to anger, sorrow and finally indifference.

Theatre du Pif's version of Kafka's classic story is a visual delight that combines a dynamic text with the strong physicality of the company performers to produce a performance that was hailed for both its power and poetic sensibility.

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