Kafka on the Shore, WWII Coming-of-Age Tale at Steppenwolf Theatre
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The last date listed for Kafka on the Shore was Sunday November 16, 2008 / 3:00pm.
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In this adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s popular novel, audiences will encounter talking cats on the streets of Tokyo, World War II soldiers trapped in time, Colonel Sanders and Johnnie Walker. Experience the unexpected in this fantastical tale about waking up to your own life.
Free post-show discussions will be offered after every performance.
Frank Galati won two Tony Awards for his adaptation and direction of Steppenwolf’s production of The Grapes of Wrath on Broadway. He adapted and directed Haruki Murakami’s after the quake during Steppenwolf’s 2005-2006 season. This critically acclaimed production went on to successful runs at Long Wharf Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse and Berkeley Rep. Galati is a Steppenwolf ensemble member.
Haruki Murakami, author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles and other novels, is an award-winning writer whose work has been translated into 34 languages.
Kafka on the Shore was developed as part of Steppenwolf’s New Plays Initiative. Steppenwolf is recognized as a national leader in the development and production of new work for the American canon. Through this initiative, the company maintains ongoing relationships with writers of international prominence and rigorously discovers and supports the work of early and mid-career playwrights.