Kathryn Hunter astonishingly shapeshifts, portraying ten male servants of Haile Selassie, among them his pillow-bearer, purse-bearer and dog-urine wiper, creating complex human portraits. Hunter, who with Colin Teevan and Walter Meierjohann were the acclaimed team in the Young Vic production of Kafka’s Monkey presented at TFANA in 2013, is here joined by Ethiopian musician Temesgen Zeleke.
Kapuściński, who many considered a candidate for the Nobel Prize, slyly used The Emperor to illuminate corruption and political power in his native Poland. This adaptation resonates with the world’s growing and disturbing fascination with despotism.
Age Guidance: 16
Show Notes: No Intermission
Performance 9/15 @ 7 pm ONLY
TUESDAY thru FRIDAY @ 7:30 PM
SATURDAY & SUNDAY @ 2 PM
Ryszard Kapuscinski - adapted by Colin Teevan