Franz Kafka Fact and Fiction Blurs in BooKKeepers
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In this modern masterwork -- critically praised as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht -- the great Irish writer George Bernard Shaw pits a military industrialist against his crusading daughter. She's a Salvation Army major; he's an arms manufacturer and whiskey distiller -- on certain issues, they could not disagree more. But when he begins donating money to her organization, matters come to a head as the characters grapple with questions of business, faith, family and philanthropy. After 16 years, A.C.T. brings Shaw back to the stage with this co-production with Theatre Calgary, one of A.C.T.'s favorite Canadian collaborators, featuring an international cast of Canadian and American actors. Learn More
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A thought-provoking text, expertly interpreted, BooKKeepers transports us to immediate pre-war Berlin, in the grip of Nazi rule. After the war, the surviving characters are given a chance to account for their actions, and to pass their story on to the next generation. You cannot watch this play without reflecting on parallels of opporession and control throughout the world and through time (including our own country and time).
K (ostensibly Kafka), with his emotions and moods, Madame Paulus, with her ironic delivery ("I was no more of a Nazi than the next woman."), and Madame Paulus' younger self in Berlin, with her airs and her ambivalence, are stand-outs in a strong cast.
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This was an amazing play! Dark, thought provoking and well played. The whole cast was deep and well rehearsed, you feel drawn in immediately! The timely excerpts from the penal colony are wonderful and the "officer" is fantastically portrayed!
Featuring: Charles Keen, Martha Luehrmann, Nastassia Maltsava, Shawn Morgan, Nathan Putnam, Andrea Satin, Alejandro Torres, Ket Watters and Christopher Weddle.
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