Kafka and son

 KAFKA and Son

- a life together -

 Performed by Alon Nashman
Directed by Mark Cassidy

*****GLOWING REVIEW  by Claire Richards and Pilar Perez (Reviewers Circle)

14, 15 and 16 May 20.30 hrs

Het Paradijs - Koninklijke Schouwburg
2511 CW The Hague
€ 22,50 Full Price & € 10,00 Students/CJP * <12 yrs

Tickets can be purchased online in the STET Ticketshop 

* CJP = Cultural Youth Passport > 12 yrs < 30 yrs. Can be bought for € 15,00 (yearly fee) at CJP/Koop die Pas. It qualifies you and/or your child to all sorts of discounts AND you support the arts!!


At the age of 36 Franz Kafka was still living at home, a petty bureaucrat, a failed artist, a timid Jewish son. Ruling and ruining his life was his overbearing father, Hermann. What to do? 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.” Adapted from this monumental (and undelivered)letter, Kafka and Son is a blistering, often hilarious, dissection of domestic authority, and a revelatory visit with one of the architects of the modern psyche.

Kafka and Son features actor Alon Nashman (Democracy, Scorched, Slings and Arrows), selected as Toronto's number one theatre artist of 2008 by NOW Magazine, and is directed by Threshold Theatre's Mark Cassidy (As I Lay Dying, Howl, Forms of Devotion).

The show has travelled with acclaim across Canada and to the National Theatre of Iceland, where it ran parallel to the Theatre Vesturport (Iceland) and Lyric Hammersmith (UK) co-production of Kafka's Metamorphosis. It triumphed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011. It can now be seen for the first time in The Netherlands

EdinburghGuide ★★★★★
“Packed with edgy energy and booming heart, this is what the Fringe is all about.”
August 30th, 2011

The Stage

“Captivating, absorbing, disturbing recreation of Kafka’s feelings for his father.”
August 20th, 2011

Fringe Guru ★★★★★

“The piece is staggeringly insightful…simply breathtaking.” August 15th, 2011


(London) Outstanding Touring Production

in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Toronto Fringe Festivals

2007 Nomination: MECCA AWARD
(Montreal, QC) Outstanding Touring Production

2007 Presented at the National Theatre of Iceland

2006 Two Nominations: DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARD
(Toronto) Outstanding Set Design & Outstanding Lighting Design